Millsboro man arrested for assaulting police officer

August 3, 2022

Delaware State Police have arrested a 28-year-old Millsboro man for felony assault and other charges after he allegedly dragged an officer into a tree with a stolen vehicle. 

Troopers responded to the area of Webbs Lane in Dover about 12 p.m., Aug. 1, in reference to a stolen vehicle. Troopers were advised that a gold 2009 Ford Crown Victoria was at this location, which had been reported overnight as stolen. A trooper contacted the occupant of the parked sedan, who was later identified as Wade Wilson.

Wilson refused to comply with the trooper’s commands, and he subsequently placed the vehicle in drive and began accelerating forward. Wilson dragged the trooper with his vehicle until the trooper struck a tree. The vehicle then collided with a sign and came to a stop in a grassy area. Wilson exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The trooper was treated at an area hospital for several physical injuries sustained during the encounter.

Wilson was later apprehended by Dover police after officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on Mimosa Avenue. Wilson was transported to Troop 3 and charged with felony second-degree assault, felony first-degree reckless endangering, felony receiving stolen property over $1,500, and felony resisting arrest with force or violence. 

Wilson was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,000 cash bond.


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