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Newark man jumped, assaulted with baton, arrest made

NEWARK, DE – On November 6, 2020, at about 9:10 pm, Newark Police responded to the parking lot of 60 Welsh Tract Road for a report of an assault.  Arriving officers contacted the victim of the assault.  The victim told officers that he was struck on the head with a hard object by a person who was known to him.  A weapon similar to a baton was recovered at the scene.

The victim identified the suspect as Herbert “Chip” Wesley, 53, of Middletown.  The victim advised that the assault was unprovoked.  The victim suffered lacerations as a result of the assault and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

Wesley is a black male, 5’7″ and 150 pounds.

On November 11, 2020, Newark Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Wesley with Assault Second Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony.

Anyone with information about Wesley’s location is asked to contact PO A. Iommelli at (302) 366-7100 x. 3587 or aiommelli@newark.de.us.  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.

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