DIRTBAG ROUND UP: Cops: Cam Herring stole car, drove into trooper, burglarized home; hid like bat in the attic
WILMINGTON, DEL. – Some scoundrels just can’t quit when digging a hole into their lives deep enough to be buried in the bottom of the state prison for years and years. This story is of one such felonious fleeing dirtbag that imitated a rat and a bat on the same day until he was found hiding in the attic of a home he burglarized while fleeing from police.
The Delaware State Police have charged 38-year-old Cam L. Herring of New Castle with multiple felonies, to include assault of a law enforcement officer, after he stole a vehicle on Friday, February 8, 2019 at approximately 9:22 a.m.
Delaware State Police report that Troopers responded to the Citgo gas station, located at 3625 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, for the report of a stolen motor vehicle. The investigating Trooper determined that a 2008 Chevy Impala had been left running and unoccupied in the parking lot while the owner entered the business to make a purchase and found his wheels were gone when he returned.
The Trooper determined that the vehicle was currently in the housing subdivision of Coventry in New Castle.
When the trooper came across the vehicle at about 11:54 a.m., in the 100 block of W. Edinburgh Drive, the Trooper exited his patrol vehicle and approached the Impala at which time the operator and sole occupant, later identified as Herring, accelerated, striking the Trooper as he fled. Multiple units, to include officers from the New Castle County Police Department and the Delaware State Police helicopter began a search of the area. A short time later the stolen Impala was located, unoccupied in the unit block of Dunsinane Drive.
The Rat Was on The Run and Hid in Woman’s Attic
At this same time multiple 911 calls were being received describing a white male subject attempting to access multiple residences on Dunsinane Dr. While canvasing the one block area Troopers were flagged down by a female who advised that an unknown male subject had entered her residence and was hiding in the attic. At approximately 12:25 p.m., a Delaware State Police K-9 unit entered the residence at which time Herring surrendered and was taken in to custody without incident.
Police say that Herring attempted to make access to two other residences before successfully accessing the location where he was apprehended.
The injured Trooper, who is assigned to Troop 6 was treated and released from an area hospital with minor injuries.
Cam L. Herring, of 36 Midfield Road, New Castle, Del., was charged with the following:
- Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony
- Assault 2nd Degree (assault of law enforcement officer)
- Theft of Motor Vehicle
- Burglary 2nd Degree
- Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree (2 counts)
- Resisting Arrest
- Criminal Mischief less than $1000.00 (2 counts)
Herring was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and then committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $73,000.00 secured bail.
Herring was charged in Cecil County District Court on Nov. 12, 2017, by Cecil County Sheriff Deputy Jonathan Douglas with possession of drug paraphernalia and drug administration equipment possession/distribution which was put on the Stet Docket on July 15, 2018.
On his Facebook page, Cam Herring posted the following:
“Bad company corrupts good character” 2 Corinthians 15:32.
Apparently, the rats and the bats ought to avoid Herring.