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Dover Man Arrested After Threatening Persons with Knives in a Royal Farms 10-15-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-32629

Date/Time:  Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 6:58PM

Location:  Royal Farms, 293 Saulsbury Road, Dover DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Steve Lawrence (41) on several charges following an incident at Royal Farms on Friday, October 11th, 2019.  At approximately 6:58PM, Lawrence entered the Royal farms with two folding knives and began chasing employees and patrons inside the business.  Lawrence fled on foot from responding officers and was taken into custody following a brief foot pursuit.  Lawrence is believed to have been under the influence of synthetic marijuana at the time of the incident. 

No persons were injured as a result of the incident.

Lawrence was committed to SCI on a $44,360 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony (2x)
-Aggravated Menacing (2x)
-Resisting Arrest
-Disorderly Conduct
-Public Intoxication 

Steve Lawrence
Dover, DE