Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale
Newark- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Wilmington man and charged him in connection with a series of robberies and attempted robberies that he had committed beginning in late June.
On Thursday, July 27, 2017, at approximately 9:29 p.m., Troopers were called to respond to the Arby’s, located at 13 Possum Park Mall, Newark, for the report of a robbery. Upon their arrival, responding troopers were advised that a male suspect had entered the business and proceeded to display an unknown make and model handgun while confronting several employees. He then demanded and received an undisclosed amount of money from the cash registers before exiting the business and fleeing in an unknown direction. There were no injuries.
Employees of the Arby’s contacted 9-1-1 and were able to provide a suspect description to emergency call takers which was then broadcast to responding troopers. A short time later while checking the area for the suspect, a trooper observed a vehicle parked near the entrance to the Green Valley development just off of Kirkwood Highway, The trooper also observed a male subject who matched the description of the suspect from the robbery standing outside of the car. The subject, later identified as Adam T. Meadows, 29, of Wilmington, was taken into custody without incident. A subsequent search of his vehicle revealed evidence linking him to the robbery.
Meadows was transported to Troop 2, where after further investigation, Robbery Unit detectives were able to link him to a series of robberies and attempted robberies which had been occurring along the Rt. 2 corridor since late June. Detectives linked Meadows to the following incidents:
- Game Stop, 4345 Kirkwood Highway, Thursday, June 19, 2017.
- Metro PCS, 3608 Kirkwood Highway, Saturday, July 8, 2017. Attempt only.
- Shell Gas Station, 668 Paper Mill Road, Saturday, July 8, 2017.
- Arby’s, 13 Possum Park Mall, Saturday, July 8, 2017.
- Metro PCS, 3608 Kirkwood Highway, Saturday, July 15, 2017. Attempt only.
- Arby’s, 13 Possum Park Mall, Saturday, July 15, 2017.
- Metro PCS, 3608 Kirkwood Highway, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Attempt only.
Adam Meadows was arrested and charged with 15 counts of Robbery 1st Degree, 5 counts of Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree, and 8 counts of Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned at JP Court 11 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in default of $88,000.00 secured bond.
Released: 073117 1350