Sentencing delayed in 2013 crash case

DOVER — With James A. Wilson’s status as a possible habitual offender still at issue, his scheduled sentencing for a 2013 vehicle crash while attempting to evade police was postponed until Sept. 13, the Delaware Department of Justice said.

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James Wilson

Wilson, 51 at the time, was convicted of felony charges on March 9 regarding the incident in downtown Dover that left two people injured, The trial was scheduled eight times and continued, and attorneys agreed it was the lengthiest ongoing case in Kent County Superior Court.

Convicted charges include second-degree assault, unreasonable speed, driving the wrong way on a roadway, disregarding a police officer’s signal and running a red light.

Police said fled from officers as a search warrant was executed at his “Many Things” business before hitting another vehicle at an intersection.

After a jury found Wilson guilty, Judge Jeffrey Clark ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled a sentencing for this week.

If found to be a habitual offender based on his past criminal record, Wilson would be sentenced to at least eight years in prison. He was found not guilty of a possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony count that could have brought a life sentence.

Attorney John Garey represented Wilson at trial, and Deputy Attorney General Greg Babowal represented the state’s prosecution.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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