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Three arrested after troopers are assaulted during fight incident at Wawa near New Castle

The Delaware State Police have arrested three people for felony resisting arrest and offensive touching of a law enforcement officer stemming from a fight at a New Castle area Wawa that occurred early New Year’s Day.

The trio are accused of assaulting Wawa patrons who intervened in aid of a security guard who was assaulted by the suspects after being asked to leave after becoming disorderly inside the Wawa.

According to police spokesman, Michael Austin, at approximately 4:36 a.m., New Years morning, Troopers were called to the Wawa located at 4000 N. DuPont Hwy., in reference to a fight in progress.

Austin said, when the first responding trooper arrived at the Wawa, “the trooper observed two females and one male subject actively fighting with other subjects in the parking lot. The first Trooper attempted to restrain the male subject who was the obvious aggressor, however he refused to comply with verbal commands to stop and violently resisted arrest.”

As the Trooper was struggling with the male, the two females began pushing him in an attempt to free the male suspect. A second Trooper arrived on scene and began to assist the first Trooper and was also pushed by the female subjects. Additional units arrived on scene at which time all three subjects were taken into custody., Austin said.

Austin said, “It was later learned that the male subject, who was heavily intoxicated, was initially disorderly inside the Wawa and when asked to leave by a private security guard, he refused and began to physically assault him. When other patrons attempted to intervene they too were assaulted. The altercation then spilled out into the parking lot which is when the Troopers arrived on scene.”

Troopers identified the male as 28 year old Luis Henry of Wilmington. The females were identified as 44 year old Annette Henry, Luis’ mother, and 40 year old Dwightnette Wright, also of Wilmington.

The three were transported to Troop 2 where they were charged with the following:

Luis Henry
Resisting Arrest with Force or Violence
Offensive Touching of a law Enforcement Officer
Disorderly Conduct

Annette Henry and Dwightnette Wright
Resisting Arrest with Force or Violence
Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer
Assault 3rd Degree
Offensive Touching
Disorderly Conduct

Luis Henry was released on $1600.00 unsecured bail. Annette Henry and Wright were released on their own recognizance.

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