Dickerson still at large as separate case looms

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Lateef Dickerson

DOVER — A man kicked in the head by a police officer during a 2013 apprehension remains at large, and a court date looms regarding felony charges against him in a separate matter.

A case against Lateef Dickerson is scheduled for a plea on Jan. 12, 2016, in Kent County Superior Court, the Delaware Department of Justice said on Wednesday. If a plea is not accepted on that date, officials said, another trial date will be scheduled.

According to Justice, Middletown police are seeking Mr. Dickerson on three arrest warrants — for alleged burglaries on Sept. 16 and 17, 2015, and failure to re-register as a sex offender after changing residences. Kent County Superior Court has a warrant with a capias for violation of probation, authorities said.

Justice officials said Mr. Dickerson was scheduled to go to trial Jan. 12 on two counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, two counts of receiving a stolen firearm and one count of conspiracy. At a recent status hearing, Judge Paul Wallace scheduled the case for plea on that date.

Mr. Dickerson did not attend the recent trial of Dover Police Department Cpl. Thomas Webster IV, who was acquitted of an assault charge on Dec. 8. Mr. Dickerson received a jaw breaking kick while being taken into custody in August 2013.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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