Man Arrested for Attempted Carjacking

Posted on  11/07/2013 3:26 pm


  • 300 block East 3rd Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at approximately 10:12 p.m.


  • 48 year old female of Wilmington, Delaware


  • Walter Gatson, 44, Cottage Court, Dover, Delaware
    • Attempted Carjacking 2nd
    • Menacing


A Dover man was arrested last night after repeatedly attempting to carjack a vehicle.

An investigation suggests that shortly after 10:00 p.m. the 48 year old female victim left her place of work and walked to her parked car in the 300 block of East 3rd Street. As she entered her vehicle Walter Gatson approached and attempted to open the locked passenger side door. Gatson was unable to gain access and the victim drove away. As the victim paused at a red traffic signal at West 4th and North Walnut Streets, Gatson again approached the vehicle and attempted to open the passenger door. The victim was again able to drive away and contacted police.

Officers located Gatson in the 200 block of North Walnut Street and took him into custody without incident.

Gatson was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $2,500 secured bail.