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Alleged Drug Dealer Flees While Carrying Baby: Police



    Drug Dealer Flees Police While Holding Baby: Officials

    An alleged drug dealer is behind bars in Delaware after officials say he tried to escape police while holding his infant daughter. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015)

    An alleged drug dealer was arrested after investigators say he fled police while holding his infant daughter in Delaware Monday.

    Two officers were driving down the 1300 block of Maple Avenue in Elsmere when they spotted Henry Wojnisz, 31, walking down the street while carrying his baby girl, according to officials. 

    Police say they knew Wojnisz was selling heroin in the area based on a prior investigation and had a warrant for his arrest. When the officers approached him, Wojnisz allegedly ran away while still holding his baby. He then ran into a home on Maple and gave the child to her mother, police said. 

    The officers continued chasing after Wojnisz and eventually captured him without further incident, according to investigators. 

    Wojnisz, who police say, had urinated on himself, allegedly had 92 bags of heroin (1.38g) labeled “Lacoste” and 12 doses of Suboxone in his possession. 

    Police say Wojnisz was in possession of 92 bags of heroin and 12 doses of Suboxone.
    Photo credit: Elsmere Police

    Investigators checked Wojnisz’s daughter and determined she had not been harmed. They also notified the division of family services. 

    Wojnisz is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, recklessly/likely to cause injury, resisting arrest and other related offenses. He was committed to the Howard Young Institution after failing to post $5000 secured bail. Information on an attorney was not immediately available.