Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz
New Castle- Delaware State Police have arrested a Newark man following the robbery of a local area gas station.
The preliminary investigation has determined the incident occurred on Friday, June 16, 2017, at approximately 12:40 p.m., as a white male suspect wearing a white and black striped hooded sweatshirt entered the Super Fuel Gas Station and Convenience Store located at 3006 New Castle Avenue and approached the clerk. The suspect implied he had a weapon and demanded cash. The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of money to him. The suspect fled from the store in a red Kia Sportage on Memorial Drive. As troopers canvassed the area the suspect vehicle matching the description was observed at a nearby motel unoccupied in the parking lot. Troopers secured the area and observed the suspect attempting to leave and quickly took him into custody without incident.
The suspect was identified as Brandon R. Button, 32 of Newark, and through further investigation troopers located additional evidence linking him to the robbery of the gas station.
Brandon R. Button was transported to Troop 2 where he was arrested and charged with Robbery 2nd Degree. He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in default of $1000.00 secured bond.
Released: 061717 1101