Update - November 4, 2015
The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a wanted Charlottesville man Tuesday afternoon after he ran from police officers but was eventually caught near an elementary school when his baggy britches caused him to trip. Delos (pronounced “DEE-LOHS”) Lamont Wells, 38 years old, was wanted on two Waynesboro bench warrants and two Charlottesville warrants when officers caught up with him at a residence in the 200 block of North Charlotte Avenue, which is in close proximity to Wenonah Elementary School
At approximately 4:10 PM on November 3, 2015, officers attempted to arrest Wells when he fled on foot. Officers pursued him, but Wells’ pants and undergarments fell down to his knees apparently causing him to trip. He was taken into custody approximately 300 yards away on 8th Street. With the assistance of a Virginia State Police K-9 unit, officers were able to recover a 9mm handgun and two grams of crack cocaine that Wells had ditched while he ran. Officers found a fully loaded 30 round magazine, synthetic marijuana (“spice”) and over $1100 in cash on Wells’ person.
Wells was wanted on the following charges:
• Probations Violations – from a 2009 conviction for drug distribution
• Capias/Failure to Appear – for his arrest on April 29, 2015 on drug distribution
• Failure to Re-Register as a Violent Sex Offender (two felony counts);
Wells was convicted of Rape in 1996 in Charlottesville Circuit Court according to the Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry.
Charges are pending against Wells from yesterday’s incident. He will likely face firearms charges and drug distribution within 1000 feet of a school.
He is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.
Update to warrants…he was just additionally charged with:
1. 18.2-308.2 – possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
2. 18.2 – 308.4 – possession of a Schedule I or II drug while in possession of a firearm
3. 18.2-255.2 – distribution of drugs within 1000 feet of a school
4. 18.2-248 – possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine
5. 18.2-479.1 – resisting arrest (misdemeanor)
Previous Release - May 3, 2015
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Charlottesville man with drug distribution after a SWAT raid Wednesday night. Officers arrested Delos Lamont Wells, 37 years old, on a single felony count of Possession of a Schedule I or II Drug with the Intent to Distribute, 2nd Offense, after he fled on foot when the SWAT Team arrived at his girlfriend’s residence at 129 South Bath Avenue.
At 9:30 PM on April 29, members of the Department’s Special Operations Division and SWAT Team, armed with a search warrant, raided the home. Wells, who was outside when the raid started, scaled a six foot privacy fence and fled on foot but was quickly taken into custody by Patrol Officers who were assisting with the operation. In addition to Wells and his girlfriend, there were four children in the house aged 8 to 17. No one was injured.
Police found a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, synthetic marijuana (“spice”) and evidence of crack cocaine being manufactured in the kitchen of the residence. Wells had over $800 in cash, cocaine paraphernalia and 5 baggies of synthetic marijuana (“spice’) on his person upon his arrest.
Additional charges are likely. Wells is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail without bond. Wells was convicted in Waynesboro Circuit Court in 2009 of Distribution of Cocaine and received a 10 year prison sentence with seven years suspended.