Wilmington Police Have Arrested One Of Their Own

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Wilmington Police have arrested and eight year veteran of the Wilmington Police Department. Detective Ahmard Reddick was arrested on Thursday on arson and conspiracy charges, according to authorities.

Police said, Reddick reported an attempted arson of his vehicle on Tuesday. The fire was set in the 3100 block of Lancaster Avenue.
Authorities said, at the time of the report, that they believed the someone had poured gasoline on the detectives car and set it one fire. Police initially believed the fire was had something to do with an ongoing gang investigation.

During the investigation police uncovered a suspect who subsequently told investigators that Reddick had solicited him to set the fire, officials said.  Various items of evidence were uncovered,  which police say, corroborated the individual’s claims.

Police arrested Reddick on August 4, 2016,  at a home in Middletown. He was charged with second-degree conspiracy, second-degree arson, second-degree criminal solicitation and providing a false statement to law enforcement to hinder or delay the investigation of a felony. Reddick was released on $17,000 unsecured bond. Officials said that the detective was also placed on administrative leave pending a formal suspension hearing.

Image Credits: Wilmington Police

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