Arrest in Rodney Square stabbing

Wilmington Police make an arrest following a stabbing at a bus stop in downtown Wilmington Monday night.

Police arrested 26-year-old Dedroona Govan at a motel just outside the city on Thursday night.  They say Govan, who also goes by the name Dedronna Finney, had been hiding with family ever since the stabbing incident earlier in the week.

She’s accused of stabbing and slashing a 24-year-old woman following a verbal altercation in the area of East 10th Street.  The area is the heart of downtown Wilmington, and currently serves as the central hub for the state’s public bus routes.  Police say Govan swung the knife at the victim several times, slashing her left bicep and neck, as well as puncturing her left underarm.   

The victim is still hospitalized at Christiana Hospital after being admitted Monday night in stable condition.  Govan is at Baylor Women’s Correctional Facility in New Castle on $20,000 secured bail.  She’s facing charges including assault and possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony. 

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