Wilson trial scheduled to start Wednesday

DOVER — A sequence nearly three years ago involving a drug investigation at a downtown business, police chase, crash and alleged assaults is scheduled for trial Wednesday in Kent County Superior Court.

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James A. Wilson

James A. Wilson, 51, of Magnolia, was arrested on April 4, 2013, after Dover Police Department Drugs, Vice and Organized Crime officers pursued him from the area of the Many Things business at 239 W. Loockerman St. at approximately 4:50 p.m., authorities said at the time.

According to law enforcement, Mr. Wilson drove from a parking lot across from the business after being seen by officers; authorities said he was named on the search warrant that was ongoing at “Many Things.”

Dover Police said Mr. Wilson’s vehicle collided with a pickup truck after running a red light, and an apprehension followed after a short foot chase.

The truck’s driver and a passenger were injured, authorities said.

Mr. Wilson was indicted on June 3, 2013, on charges of second- and third-degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, disregarding a police officer’s signal, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an injury, leaving the scene of a collision, two counts of criminal mischief and four alleged driving offenses, including unsafe speed.

Police said the search warrant did not locate any drugs at “Many Things” but an undisclosed amount of currency was seized as investigation continued.

Deputy Attorney General Greg Babowal is prosecuting the case for the state, with attorney John Garey representing Mr. Wilson.

Six previous trial dates were postponed, beginning on Sept. 17, 2013.

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