Newark Police seek help locating robbery defendant who skipped bail
The Newark Police Department and the state attorney general’s office are asking for the public’s help locating a robbery defendant who did not show up for his court date, authorities said.
Louis Henderson, 24, was arrested Sept. 23, 2016, and was released after posting a $25,000 bond. However, he did not appear at court, and a judge issued two capiases for him, according to an NPD spokesman.
Henderson stands accused of robbing a 28-year-old University of Delaware student Aug. 17, 2016, on the sidewalk near Studio Green apartments, located in the unit block of Thorn Lane off Elkton Road.
The victim was walking with his bicycle just after 1 a.m. when two assailants attacked him, police said. They stole his backpack, containing notebooks and a laptop computer, and then ran away.
During the robbery, the victim suffered injuries to his ribs and lungs. He was treated by EMS and taken to Christiana Hospital.
A month later, police arrested Henderson along with a second suspect, Derrick Hudson. Both men were charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree conspiracy.
Anyone with information about Henderson’s whereabouts is asked to contact Det. Daniel Bystricky at 302-3667110 ext. 3136 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP3333. Henderson is known to frequent the casino at Delaware Park, as well as other locations in Newark, Bear, New Castle, Wilmington and Salem, N.J.