Troopers seek man on assault, firearms charges after incident at Stanton car lot

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Delaware State Police are are seeking 31-year-old Dereck Wells who is wanted for felony assault and related charges after an incident at a used car lot.


The incident occurred on April 9 at about 4:24 p.m., when troopers were called to Major Motors, Stanton.

Troopers learned that Wells and an acquaintance who had just purchased a vehicle from the business and returned after a check engine light appeared.

A 33-year-old male employee was diagnosing the problem when Wells became upset and struck the victim in the head several times with a handgun. Wells fled the business in the vehicle and has not been seen since.

The victim who sustained lacerations to the head was transported to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Troopers have been unable to locate Wells who currently has an active warrant out of Troop 6 that include felony assault and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Troop 6, at 302-633-5000 or by calling 911. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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