Delaware State Police arrested 22-year-old Marquis Walker of New Castle, Delaware, for multiple offenses, including a felony forgery, following a theft investigation that occurred on Sunday afternoon at a Newark area Bob Evans.
On January 7, 2024, at approximately 1:40 p.m., troopers responded to the Bob Evans located at 404 Eagle Run Road in Newark, for a report of a black male arguing with staff. During the investigation, troopers learned employees confronted the suspect after discovering he paid for his order with a counterfeit $100 bill. The suspect proceeded to argue with employees and refused to return the change he received. As employees were contacting the police, the suspect returned the change, took the counterfeit $100 bill, and fled from the restaurant. Responding troopers located the suspect, later identified as Marquis Walker, in a nearby shopping center. Shortly after troopers made contact with him, Walker fled on foot towards Chapman Road. In the ensuing pursuit, Walker continued to refuse verbal commands and was ultimately taken into custody after a taser deployment was utilized. A subsequent search of Walker’s person led to the discovery of nine counterfeit $100 bills.
Walker initially provided multiple false identities to troopers. He was taken to Troop 2, where a computer inquiry positively identified him as Marquis Walker and revealed he had multiple active warrants for his arrest in Delaware. Walker was charged with the following crimes:
- Forgery First Degree (Felony)
- Hindering Prosecution (Felony)
- Attempted Theft under $1,500
- Criminal Impersonation
- Resisting Arrest
Walker was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and issued a $4,000 unsecured bond for the above charges. Walker was ultimately committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $1,000 secured bond for his active warrants.
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