23-year-old Bradley Brown, of Seaford, is charged with resisting arrest and more.
A Seaford man has been taken into custody after a series of events in the Rehoboth area.
Originally listed on June 15 as a Gold Alert, 23-year-old Bradley Brown had made statements about harming himself to friends via text messages. At the time, he was also wanted out of Sussex Superior Court for offensive touching and providing alcohol to a minor.
On Saturday, July 29, at around 10:15 p.m., Delaware State Police were dispatched to the Wawa at 35436 Wolfe Neck Road in Lewes for a reported shoplifting. A description was given by store employees and the suspect, who was later identified as Brown, was taken into custody in the parking lot of a nearby liquor store.
Brown initially resisted arrest by failing to allow troopers to handcuff him but was eventually subdued and placed in the rear of a patrol vehicle. While the trooper was outside of the car continuing to investigate the shoplifting, Brown somehow defeated the safety divider window, crawled into the front driver's seat and took off.
On Sunday, July 30 at about 2:45 p.m., an anonymous tipster contacted Troop 7 with Brown's location. Delaware State Police Troopers, along with the assistance of Rehoboth Beach Police Department, responded to the Forgotten Mile Ale House at 20859 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth. As officers entered the establishment, Brown saw them and fled out a rear door. Police chased him through the neighborhood before eventually tasering him and taking him into custody after a brief struggle.
Brown was charged with two counts of resisting arrest, third-degree escape, theft and shoplifting. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $4,000 secured bond.