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Wilmington Man Indicted For Solid Gold Jewelers Robbery And Assault

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, November 21, 2022



Defendant faces decades in prison

Department of Justice prosecutors indicted a man Monday for robbing and brutally assaulting the owner of a Wilmington jewelry store in September 2022. 

Calvin Ushery, Jr., 39, is charged with multiple felonies — including Assault 1st Degree — for the attack, which was caught on video. In the video, Ushery pistol-whips the victim before jumping the counter, kicking or stomping on his head, and robbing the store. Ushery later attacks the victim with a hammer before fleeing the store. 

“This assault was brutal, cowardly, and deeply disturbing,” said Attorney General Jennings. “These are major felonies with severe consequences. We never choose these charges lightly — but they are completely appropriate under the facts. At 68 years old, the victim was not only robbed of his livelihood but viciously attacked with a deadly weapon and hospitalized with devastating injuries. He and his family deserve what any of us would want in their shoes: full justice under the law. I’m grateful to the prosecutors and the Wilmington Police Department who investigated this case and brought it to indictment; to the Suh family for its courage and strength; and to our community for rallying around the victim in his time of need.”

Ushery faces seven charges, including six felonies:

  • Robbery 1st Degree, a Class B Violent Felony 
  • Assault 1st Degree, a Class B Violent Felony 
  • Two counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, a Class B Violent Felony 
  • Two counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, a Class F Nonviolent Felony 
  • Criminal Mischief, a Class A Misdemeanor 

If convicted on all charges, Ushery faces a sentence of 8 to 107 years in prison.

Deputy Attorneys General Karin Volker and Sam Kenney secured Ushery’s indictment following an investigation led by the Wilmington Police Department.

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Wilmington Man Indicted For Solid Gold Jewelers Robbery And Assault

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Monday, November 21, 2022



Defendant faces decades in prison

Department of Justice prosecutors indicted a man Monday for robbing and brutally assaulting the owner of a Wilmington jewelry store in September 2022. 

Calvin Ushery, Jr., 39, is charged with multiple felonies — including Assault 1st Degree — for the attack, which was caught on video. In the video, Ushery pistol-whips the victim before jumping the counter, kicking or stomping on his head, and robbing the store. Ushery later attacks the victim with a hammer before fleeing the store. 

“This assault was brutal, cowardly, and deeply disturbing,” said Attorney General Jennings. “These are major felonies with severe consequences. We never choose these charges lightly — but they are completely appropriate under the facts. At 68 years old, the victim was not only robbed of his livelihood but viciously attacked with a deadly weapon and hospitalized with devastating injuries. He and his family deserve what any of us would want in their shoes: full justice under the law. I’m grateful to the prosecutors and the Wilmington Police Department who investigated this case and brought it to indictment; to the Suh family for its courage and strength; and to our community for rallying around the victim in his time of need.”

Ushery faces seven charges, including six felonies:

  • Robbery 1st Degree, a Class B Violent Felony 
  • Assault 1st Degree, a Class B Violent Felony 
  • Two counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, a Class B Violent Felony 
  • Two counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited, a Class F Nonviolent Felony 
  • Criminal Mischief, a Class A Misdemeanor 

If convicted on all charges, Ushery faces a sentence of 8 to 107 years in prison.

Deputy Attorneys General Karin Volker and Sam Kenney secured Ushery’s indictment following an investigation led by the Wilmington Police Department.

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