ODU Linebacker Derek Wilder facing multiple charges; son of Head Coach Bobby Wilder

Derek Wilder (Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office)

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – ODU Linebacker Derek Wilder is facing multiple charges following an incident where he allegedly ran from police on May 8.

According to Chesapeake Police, officers saw two motorcycles driving recklessly in the area of W. Military and S. Military Highways. Officers then went to initiate a traffic stop. One of the motorcycles, being rode by Wilder, did not stop and continued on a short distance. Shortly after, he had a minor accident which caused him to be thrown from the motorcycle.

Wilder was transported to Sentara Norfolk General for minor injuries.

According to records in the Chesapeake General District Court System, Wilder was arrested on May 19. He is facing a felony charge of eluding/disregarding police. He is also facing charges of reckless driving and having no vehicle registration.

Wilder is the son of ODU Football Head Coach Bobby Wilder and was a star player at Maury High School in Norfolk.

Coach Wilder has released the following statement:

“Derek Wilder has been suspended indefinitely from the team.”

Wilder was first arraigned on May 26 and will have a hearing on July 11.

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