DSP arrest Dover man for possession of gun, after fleeing a crash

WOODSIDE, Del. - The Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man for a possession of a gun, after police say he was involved in a traffic crash and fled the scene.

According to DSP, around 1:43 p.m. on Saturday April 8, 2017, a 32-year old male was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry southbound on South DuPont Highway, known as US 13, just north of Walnut Shade Road. 

Police say 25-year-old Andrew C. Edington of Dover, was driving a 1999 Ford F150 pickup truck southbound on US 13 behind the Camry when he struck the Camry's rear bumper with his front bumper. 

We are told the pickup truck continued southbound after the impact and was followed by the victim and other witnesses. 

Troopers were able to locate the Ford traveling westbound on Plymouth Road.

Officials say Edington was taken into custody without incident after he reached for a large knife.

A search of the vehicle revealed a .38 caliber revolver hidden along with various items of drug paraphernalia and police say that a computer inquiry revealed he is prohibited from purchasing or possessing any firearm due to a 2013 drug conviction.

Edington is charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Collision, Failure to Have Insurance in Possession, Following a Motor Vehicle Too Closely, and Failure to Report a Property Damage Collision. 

He was released on $10,800.00 unsecured bond.

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