A Police investigation results in arrest of Wilmington man in connection with April fatal stabbing

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Police say the man who stabbed a 38-Year-Old man at a crash scene on April 28, 2022, is now behind bars.

WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: A man who police say stabbed a man following a crash, and who later died from his injuries, is now behind bars, Wilmington Police said in a news release.

A New Castle County Grand Jury indicted 52-Year-Old Anthony Staples on June 21, 2022, following a Wilmington Police investigation into the April fatal stabbing incident at a crash scene.

According to police, officers responded to a crash scene on April 28, 2022 at approximately 5:20 p.m., in the area of 5th and North DuPont Streets.  Arriving officers began their investigation and learned that a physical altercation had occurred as a result of the collision. Police say the victim, later identified as 38-year-old Alfredo Guerro-Hernandez, had left the scene and arrived at a hospital with a laceration but later died from his injuries.

Detectives investigating the incident, identified 52-year-old Anthony Staples as a suspect. They presented the case to a New Castle County Grand Jury on June 21, which returned an indictment on Murder 2nd Degree, and Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony.

Staples was taken into custody without incident on June 27. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $160,000 cash-only bail.


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