Two Officers Injured After Being Dragged by Vehicle 10-15-15

Complaint # 50-15-30519

Date/Time:  Thursday, October 15th at 2:16AM

Location:   1019 Walker Road (Hamlet Shopping Center), Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Narrative:

Aerial view of incident location

Aerial view of incident location

Two officers were injured after being drug by a vehicle operated by Christopher Brewer (28) early Thursday morning.  Officers were responding to a Loitering/Suspicious Subject complaint, where a store employee stated that Brewer was loitering in the parking lot, throwing trash out of his vehicle window, and refusing to leave the property.  Two officers arrived to find Brewer reclined in the driver seat of a burgundy colored Chrysler 200.  The officers believed the suspect was sleeping or under the influence and attempted to wake Brewer by knocking on the window and giving him verbal commands.  Brewer suddenly began moving within the vehicle, possibly reaching for an item.  Officers opened the driver side door to take Brewer into custody, but Brewer shut the door on the officers.  The officers then attempted to remove Brewer from the vehicle once more.  At that time Brewer put the vehicle in reverse and quickly accelerated.  Both officers were dragged across the parking lot by Brewer, who then fled after putting the car in drive.  Brewer led other arriving officers on a brief vehicle pursuit that ended after he struck a curb which disabled his vehicle.  Brewer was arrested in the area of Lakewood Place and Ross Street.  Brewer’s charges are listed below.  It is possible that more charges will follow as the investigation continues.

Ptlm. Anthony D'Errico

Patrolman Anthony D’Errico

Patrolman Anthony D’Errico was treated at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for multiple wounds and abrasions.  D’Errico began his career with the Dover Police Department in 2014.

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Patrolman Willie Johnson

Patrolman Willie Johnson is currently admitted at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for a leg injury.  The extent of the injury is unknown at this time.  Johnson has served with the Dover Police Department for two years.

Christopher Brewer Age: 28 Address: 1400 Block of Joshua Clayton Road, Dover Charges: Bond:  Bond info not available at time of release

Christopher Brewer
Age: 28
Address: 1400 Block of Joshua Clayton Road, Dover

Charges:
Vehicular Assault 1st Degree
Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree
Resisting Arrest with Force/Violence (2x)
Disregard Police Officer Signal
Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 (2x)
DUI
Leaving the Scene of Collision Resulting in Injury
Aggressive Driving
Multiple Traffic Violations Related to Pursuit

Bond:
Bond info not available at time of release

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