State Police Arrest Two, Seek Help Locate Wanted Person – Delaware State Police

Date posted: Thursday 30 June 2022

Delaware State Police Arrested 50-Year-Old Hope Wheatley from Laurel, DE and 30 year old Amanda Adkins of Bridgeville, DE for obstructing prosecution following an incident that occurred in the Lewes area earlier this month.

On June 9, 2022, at approximately 7:36 PM, Hope Wheatley and Amanda Adkins entered the Tokyo Steakhouse restaurant, located at 17906 Coastal Highway, accompanied by Danny Adkins, 52, from Laurel, DE. Danny Adkins is a registered sex offender who is actively wanted by the police on two warrants. All three subjects left the restaurant before the troopers could respond. Both Hope and Amanda were uncooperative with troopers when asked about their involvement with Danny Adkins.

Hope Wheatley
Hope Wheatley

On June 29, 2022, Hope Wheatley was taken into custody without incident at her residence. She was transported to Troop 4 and charged with Hindering Prosecution (Felony). Hope was charged by Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on her own admission.

Amanda Adkins
Amanda Adkins

On June 29, 2022, Amanda Adkins voluntarily responded to Troop 4, where she was charged with Hindering Prosecution (Felony). Amanda was charged by Justice of the Peace #2 and released on her own admission.

The Delaware State Police seek the public’s help in locating Danny Adkins. He currently has two active warrants and his whereabouts are unknown. Adkins is described as a white male, approximately 5’09” tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Attempts to locate Adkins have failed. Troopers are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact Detective C. Simpson of the Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 302-752-3855, or by calling 9-1-1. Information can also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Policeby contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or over the Internet at

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