State Trooper Dragged by Suspect Fleeing in Stolen Vehicle

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DOVER, DE – A police officer responding to a stolen vehicle complaint in Dover was run over, dragged and pushed into a tree Monday afternoon.

According to the Delaware State Police, 28-year-old Wade Wilson of Millsboro was arrested for felony assault and other charges following an investigation that began on Monday afternoon.

A police report released today by the Delaware State Police shows that on Monday, at approximately 12:07 p.m., troopers responded to the area of Webbs Lane in Dover regarding a stolen motor 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,” police said. “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 and taken into custody by Dover Police Department on Monday evening after officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on Mimosa Avenue. Wilson was transported to Troop 3 and charged with the following crimes:

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