Delaware State Police arrested 29-year-old Asmar Wilks of Townsend, DE for aggravated menacing and related charged following an incident involving a handgun early Saturday morning.
On August 13, 2022, at approximately 2:22 a.m., troopers responded to the Royal Farms located at 2808 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE for a report of a possible robbery. The ensuing investigation revealed that Wilks purchased an item from the store, but failed to pay for a second item in his possession. A store employee observed the incident and attempted to stop Wilks as he was leaving the store. A verbal altercation ensued into the parking lot. During the altercation Wilks entered his vehicle and reversed his car in the direction of the victim. The victim was not struck by vehicle but knocked on it. Wilks then exited the vehicle and displayed a handgun towards the victim. Wilks immediately fled the scene after. The victim was not injured and contacted police.
Later that evening, Wilks tuned himself in at Troop 9. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with the following crimes:
- Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
- Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Wilks was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 11 and posted bail on a $10,100 secured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell
Released: 081422 1204
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