Robbery, drug charges for Dover man

Erion Walker

DOVER — A 42-year-old Dover man was charged with robbery and drug offenses following an assault Tuesday, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

Authorities alleged that Erion Walker was involved in an argument over a $10 debt when a 53-year-old man was assaulted in a Royal Farms parking lot at 12:43 a.m. The man was rendered unconscious and police said Mr. Walker then took $50 cash and prescription medicine before fleeing from the business at 295 S. DuPont Highway.

Officers located Mr. Walker at approximately 6:05 p.m. Wednesday in the area of West Reed and South Queen streets. As police attempted to take him into custody for a warrant, he allegedly threw a black bag and attempted to flee.

Police said that when an officer placed one handcuff on Mr. Walker, he refused to give his second hand and refused to comply with officers commands. Once officers successfully arrested Walker, authorities said, they located the black bag he threw. Inside of that bag was 13 bags of heroin.

Charges included first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, possession of heroin (two counts) and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Walker was released on an own recognizance bond.

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