Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Wilmington (19808) – Delaware State Police have arrested a Pennsylvania man on fraud related charges after a lengthy foot pursuit.
The incident began at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 when Davontae Williams, 23, of Glenolden, PA attempted to rent a vehicle at the Enterprise Rental Car, located at 4616 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, using fraudulent identification.
Enterprise employees became suspicious of the identification Williams presented, and they also recognized that he matched the description of a subject who earlier in the day attempted to use fraudulent identification to make a transaction at one of their other local branches. The employees immediately called 911 and then attempted to stall Williams while awaiting police arrival.
The first Trooper to arrive on-scene observed a subject walking in the parking lot of the business who matched the description provided by employees during the 911 call. Employees were able to communicate with the Trooper and confirm that this was the subject they had called about.
The Trooper made contact with Williams, giving him verbal commands to stop at which time he fled on foot into an adjacent neighborhood. The Trooper gave chase and also alerted other responding units. The foot pursuit continued across Kirkwood Hwy., eventually entering into the Midway shopping Center. Williams was ultimately discovered by Troopers while hiding in a trash can in front of a Limestone Acres residence.
Williams was taken into custody without incident and then transported to Delaware State Police Troop 6 for further investigation. A subsequent search of Williams produced driver’s licenses from multiple states which displayed different names as well as a fraudulent credit card.
Williams was arrested and charged with one count each of: Possession of Burglar Tools or Instruments Facilitating Identity Theft, Theft by False Pretense Over $1500 and Resisting Arrest. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and then committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $6000 cash bail.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin
Released: 101917 1210