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Milford Beacon
  • Third arrest made in Lewes Wawa fight

  • A 22-year-old Greenwood man was arrested June 5, making him the third to be charged in a June 4 altercation at the Wawa on Dartmouth Road in Lewes.
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  • A 22-year-old Greenwood man was arrested June 5, making him the third to be charged in a June 4 altercation at the Wawa on Dartmouth Road in Lewes.
    According to the Delaware State Police, Brandon M. Legrand was taken into custody by probation and parole officers, as his involvement in the fight violated his parole. Legrand, who was identified in a video of the incident provided to police, is accused of assisting 28-year-old Reginald D. McGlotten of Millsboro in fleeing from a trooper who was attempting to take him into custody.
    Legrand is charged with hindering prosecution, felony resisting arrest, second degree conspiracy, offensive touching of a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $7,500 cash bond.
    Also arrested on June 5 was 27-year-old Thomas A. Purnell of Ellendale, who turned himself in at Troop 7 in Lewes after his mother spotted him in the video of the altercation, which was aired by a local television station.
    Purnell is charged with hindering prosecution, felony resisting arrest, second degree conspiracy and disorderly conduct. He was released on $6,500 unsecured bond.
    McGlotten was arrested on June 4, shortly after the incident. Police said McGlotten was reportedly acting in a disorderly manner and yelling profanities. Police said McGlotten, who was allegedly intoxicated, refused to leave the store and, when a trooper attempted to take him into custody, a struggle ensued and he was forced to the ground. Police said the individuals inside the store pulled the trooper off of McGlotten and he was able to flee the store and run across Del. Route 1. Police said the trooper gave chase and McGlotten was subdued shortly thereafter by a Rehoboth Beach Police Department officer. Police said the officer used a taser to stop McGlotten and end the foot pursuit.
    McGlotten was charged with felony resisting arrest, second degree conspiracy, offensive touching of a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $2,750 secured bond. McGlotten was found to be wanted out of multiple courts.
    Police are continuing to investigate the altercation and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the other individuals involved. If anyone has information regarding this incident they are asked to contact police by calling (302) 644-5020, ext. 267 or by utilizing the DSP Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at delaware.gov/apps. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, online at tipsubmit.com or via text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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