Delaware State Police Arrest Landsdowne, MD Man for Robbery and Traffic Charges After Crash- Townsend

Townsend- On July 4, 2020, at approximately 12:38 p.m., the Delaware State Police responded to the intersection of Summit Bridge Road and Green Giant Road for a motor vehicle collision with injuries.

The investigation revealed 38-year-old Robert R. Wright of Landsdowne, MD, was operating a 2000 Toyota Avalon northbound in the southbound lanes of Summit Bridge Road when he crashed into a Kia Soul operated by a 34-year-old male of Wilmington that was turning southbound on to Summit Bridge Road.

After the collision, Wright ran over to a 2006 Hyundai Elantra that was not involved in the incident but had stopped behind the vehicle involved in the collision. Wright jumped on to the roof of the Elantra and began jumping up and down, causing damage to the car. The 34-year-old female operator opened her car door, and Wright jumped off the car, grabbed her by the arm, and forcibly took her out of the vehicle. He then fled the scene in the stolen vehicle.

The passenger in the Kia Soul, a 25-year-old female of Marcus Hook, PA, sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the collision and was transported to a nearby hospital.

Wright and the stolen vehicle were located at a residence in the 200 block of Fields Terrace, Middletown. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 9 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Robbery 2nd Degree (felony)
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Vehicular Assault 3rd Degree
  • Leaving the Scene of a Property Collision
  • Reckless Driving
  • Offensive Touching
  • Failure to Provide Information at Accident Scene
  • Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road
  • Unsafe Passing on the Left
  • Driving Vehicle at Unreasonable Speed
  • Failure to Report Collision Resulting in Injury

Wright was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court and was released on a $6,900.00 unsecured bond.

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