Police: Women Charged After Sporting Goods Store Robbery, Pursuit

L-R: Knight, Williams, Jackson-Deloatch

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Wilmington- Delaware State Police arrested 22-year-old Andrea Jackson-Deloatch of Wilmington, 20-year-old Destine Williams of New Castle, and 22- year-old Raniyah T. Knight of Wilmington, following a robbery and pursuit, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on October 16, 2020, at approximately 6:35 p.m., Delaware State Police responded to Dick’s Sporting Goods located at 1000 Brandywine Boulevard in reference to a robbery. As troopers arrived on the scene, they observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description fleeing out the parking lot at a high rate of speed. The troopers followed and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle after learning the three females, later identified as Jackson-Deloatch, Williams, and Knight, had fled the store with the unpaid merchandise after Knight pepper-sprayed a 53-year-old male employee and a 30-year-old female employee when confronted, said Pepper. The vehicle, operated by Williams, failed to stop and traveled into Pennsylvania before returning to Delaware when it became disabled by troopers once stop sticks were used. The occupants were taken into custody without incident.

The 53-year-old male employee was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Knight was transported to Troop 1 where she was charged with the following crimes:

Assault 2nd Degree (felony)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (felony)
Carry a Concealed Dangerous Instrument
Knight was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Womens Correctional Institution on $5,500.00 cash bond.

Williams was taken into custody and transported to Troop 1 where she was charged with the following crimes:

Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (felony)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (felony)
Spinning Tires
Failure to Have Required Insurance
Operation of Unregistered Motor Vehicle
Fictitious Registration Plate
Possession of Marijuana (civil violation)
Driving at Unreasonable Speed
Failure to Signal (5 counts)
Failure to Stop at Red Light
Unlawful to Drive in a closed lane
Williams was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on $5,000.00 unsecured bond.

Jackson-Deloatch was transported to Troop 1 where she was charged with the following crimes:

Robbery 2nd Degree (felony)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (felony)
Jackson-Deloatch was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Womens Correctional Institution on $5,000.00 cash bail.

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