Delaware State Police have arrested a Camden-Wyoming man following a string of robberies committed at a local convenience store over the past several weeks.
35-year-old Jerry W. McGinnis Jr. was identified as the suspect and was taken into custody near the Shore Stop on South State Street where the robberies had occurred. On July 4th around 11:44 p.m. the suspect was observed by a Trooper exiting a wooded area just south of the Shore Stop. His face and hands were covered. The Trooper made verbal contact with the suspect, identified himself and gave an order to get on the ground. The suspect immediately ran into a wooded area. Detectives continued a foot pursuit and were able to catch the suspect and wrestle him to the ground, although he continued to resist arrest. Following the arrest, a large knife was located at the scene and collected as evidence.
McGinnis was taken into custody and transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was charged with Attempted Robbery in the First Degree with a Dangerous Instrument, 4 counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, 4 Counts of Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, 4 Counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, Resisting Arrest and 3 counts of Robbery in the First Degree Armed With and Uses or Threatens of Use of Dangerous Instrument.
No mug shot of the suspect has been provided by State Police.