Police Say Man Threatened Woman With Knife, Assaulted Police Officer


Wilmington Police have arrested and charged a 29-year-old man who threatened a woman and later assaulted a police officer, according to police.

Officials said on March 30, 2019, at approximately 7:16 p.m., police were called to the 1400 block of North Dupont Street after a woman reported being threatened with a pocket knife by a 29-year-old man.

A patrol unit in the area of 9th and Adams Streets later located the suspect, Darnell Gibson, and he was taken into custody without incident.

While he was being placed into a patrol vehicle for transport, Gibson kicked the rear passenger door, striking a police officer and causing a minor injury to the officer’s forearm, police said.

Gibson has been charged with the following:

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
Assault (Second Degree)
Aggravated Menacing
Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer
Terroristic Threatening
Resisting Arrest

Gibson was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $29,500 secured bail.

Facebook Comments

About Staff Writer

First State Update's Delaware editorial team covers New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County breaking news, political news, and general news stories. We bring the reader the latest news from the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and all point in between. If you have news to share, email us at desk@firststateupdate.com.

View all posts by Staff Writer →