Magnolia man nabbed for Valero robbery
|Date:||August 6, 2012|
On Sunday, Aug.5, at about 9:06 p.m., Middletown Police responded to the Valero gas station located at 38 E. Main St. for a report of a robbery in progress.
The reporting person advised that a black male wearing a black shirt and tan shorts with a mask over his head, armed with what they believed to be a gun, had just entered the store.
Middletown Police, assisted by New Castle County and Delaware State Police, quickly responded to the area and set up a perimeter. Officers observed the male running behind homes located in the area of West Main Street (directly across from the Valero). After several minutes, the suspect identified as Usef Dickerson, 25, of Magnolia, as taken into custody without further incident. During a search of the area,officers recovered evidence connected to the crime.
Dickerson was charged with robbery first degree, possession of a deadly instrument during the commission of a felony, possession of a disguise during the commission of a felony and resisting arrest.
Dickerson was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution for lack of $24,001 secured bond.