Bear man charged in assault of Wawa employee

Terron A. Reed
Terron A. Reed (Photo: DSP)

NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE (2/19/2015) A 36-year-old Bear man was arrested for throwing a coffee display stand at a Wawa employee, choking her and threatening to shoot other workers at the store near New Castle, state police said.

The incident happened about 2:30 this morning at Beaverbrook Plaza off U.S. 13.

Terron A. Reed became disorderly after he placed a deli order but was told it could not be prepared as he requested, Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale said.

He allegedly went behind the counter, started choking an employee and threw her to the floor before threatening the others and fleeing.

He drove off in a grey SUV but was stopped by troopers at U.S. 13 and Bear Road.

Reed was charged with strangulation, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening, driving under the influence of alcohol and several traffic offenses. He was released on $5500 unsecured bail.

The employees were not injured, Hale said.