Adriene Stevenson, 31, is wanted for shoving and trying to trip a police officer

Officers with the Dover Police Department are looking for a New Castle man after he allegedly assaulted an officer during a chase.

The man was identified as Adriene Stevenson, department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

The case began at about 9:27 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 on Reed Street, west of South Governors Avenue when police spotted 32-year-old Abdul Tillery in an argument with another person.

Tillery went to a trash can, picked up an object and hid it in the front pocket of a hooded sweatshirt; believing the object to be a firearm, police tried to talk to Tillery but he ran away instead.

During his escape attempt, Tillery allegedly threw the object over a fence; police later recovered a 9mm handgun in a yard in the 100 block of South Governors Avenue.

Tilley was captured shortly afterward, Hoffman said.

It was during Tillery’s escape attempt Stevenson allegedly grabbed and shoved an officer and tried to trip him, Hoffman added.

As a result, Stevenson is wanted for resisting arrest with force, offensive touching on law enforcement and hindering prosecution.

Tillery is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, as well as single counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, resisting arrest with force, tampering with physical evidence and violation of probation.

He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of a $42,000 cash bond.