UPDATE » Second arrest made in Lewes Wawa Fight

June 6, 2014
Thomas Purnell

A second arrest was made Thursday afternoon in the early morning June 4 melee at the Lewes Wawa.

Thomas A. Purnell, 27 of Ellendale, turned himself in to troopers at Troop 7 Thursdayafternoon after his mother had observed him on a video aired on WBOC News in an early morning broadcast. She immediately contacted him and brought him in to the troop shortly thereafter.

Purnell, who is accused of assisting Reginald D. McGlotten in fleeing from a trooper who was attempting to take him into custody, was charged with Hindering Prosecution, Felony Resisting Arrest, Conspiracy 2nd, and Disorderly Conduct. After arraignment at JP2, he was released on $6,500.00 unsecured bond.

Troopers are continuing to investigate this incident and are seeking the public's assistance in the identification of the other individuals involved. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Sgt. M. Dawson at 644-5020, Ext. 267 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."