Delaware State Police have arrested 56-year-old Michael Fletcher of Wilmington, Delaware for aggravated menacing and other charges following an attempted stabbing that occurred on Saturday evening.
On October 29, 2022, at approximately 6:11 p.m., troopers responded to the Total Wine & More business, located at 691 Naamans Road in Claymont, regarding disorderly subjects inside of the store. The ensuing investigation revealed that a female subject had been involved in a dispute with a store employee. During the dispute, an acquaintance of the female, later identified as Michael Fletcher, approached the employee and lunged at him with a knife, cutting his shirt. The employee was not harmed and was able to run away from Fletcher.
Troopers located Fletcher on foot a short distance away, and he was taken into custody without incident. A search of Fletcher led to the discovery of a concealed knife. Fletcher was transported to Troop 1, where he was charged with the following crimes:
- Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
- Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
- Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
Fletcher was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $4,500 secured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto
Released: 110122 1224
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