Sentencing for man kicked by Dover police officer set for May 3.
Lateef Dickerson, who was seen being kicked by a Dover police officer almost three years ago, has pleaded guilty to weapons charges.
The plea could mean Dickerson could spend a minimum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced May 3. He could receive a maximum life sentence, said Department of Justice spokesman Carl Kanefsky.
Dickerson admitted his guilt to charges of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, receiving a stolen firearm and second-degree conspiracy. The Middletown resident appeared in New Castle County Superior Court April 4.
Dickerson was immediately taken into custody and ordered held at the Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown.
Dickerson was at the center of the December trial of Dover Police Department Cpl. Thomas W. Webster IV, who was recorded in August 2013on a police car dashcam taking Dickerson down with a blow to the head.
Webster was later charged with second-degree assault but later acquitted by a Kent County Superior Court jury. The result of the trial brought calls by Dover residents not to allow Webster to return to the force. The officer later agreed to resign in return for a monetary settlement of $230,000, which will be paid out to the city over the next six years.
Dickerson was arrested Jan. 7 near Newark while riding in a car with two other men. At the time he was on probation and was wanted by Middletown police on several burglary charges. He and the other men were charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.
He also had been arrested in July 2014 by Dover police after he was found driving a car in which police found two loaded handguns. Dickerson’s arrest record dates to 2002, according to records at the Kent County Superior Court.