Bridgeville Man Charged with Assault Following an Attempt to Enter Court with a Knife


On June 25, Delaware Capitol Police arrested Wayne Dickerson, 70, of Bridgeville following his attempt to enter the Kent County Courthouse with a knife. Dickerson was carrying a knife with a blade of approximately 2 1/2 inches long. Dickerson, who was not permitted beyond the Capitol Police security checkpoint, threw the knife as he exited the building striking a five-year-old child. The child suffered two lacerations to the hand. Two other juveniles were present when the victim was struck but were not injured. Dickerson was arrested for Assault 2nd (felony) and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Dickerson was arraigned at JP Court #7 and released on $800.00 unsecured bond.