Saturday, October 1, 2022

WPD officers assaulted, one charged

Michael Runnels, 26

WILMINGTON — Wilmington Police Department responded to a keep the peace call late Monday night.

Officers arrived at the 5900 block of Chester Street around 11 p.m., which turned into an altercation with 26-year-old Michael Runnels.

Runnels physically assaulted the officers — one was kicked in the jaw, one was bitten — when they tried to intervene. The defendant is charged with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer and one count of resist/delay obstruct officers. He is being held at the NHCSO under a $500 secured bond.

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