Three Charged After Violent Struggling With Troopers, All Three Released

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New Castle – The Delaware State Police have arrested three subjects 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, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said at approximately 4:36 a.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2020, Troopers were called to the Wawa located at 4000 N. DuPont Hwy., in reference to a fight in progress.

Upon arrival on scene the first responding Trooper observed two females and one male subject actively fighting with other subjects in the parking lot.

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, according to Austin. 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.

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, said Austin. 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.

The male subject was identified 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
Menacing
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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