Troopers: Altercation At Chinese Restaurant Sends One To Hospital, One To Jail


Wilmington – Delaware State Police have arrested Li Cheng, 44, of Wilmington on felony assault charges stemming from an altercation with a co-worker, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 12:53 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2018, at the RICE restaurant, located at 2015 Limestone Road, Wilmington, when Cheng and a 42-year-old male co-worker became engaged in a physical altercation while working in the kitchen. During the altercation Cheng struck the victim in the head with a metal kitchen utensil and threatened him with a knife, before the two were separated by fellow employees, according to Austin.

The victim was treated on scene by EMS for a laceration to his head and then transported to the Christiana Hospital for further treatment.

Cheng remained on scene and was taken in to custody by responding Troopers without incident. Cheng was then transported to Delaware State Police Troop 2 where he was arrested and charged with one count each of Assault 2nd Degree (Felony), Aggravated Menacing (Felony) and Terroristic Threatening (Misdemeanor).

Cheng was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released on $17,000.00 unsecured bail.

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