Wanted Va. man arrested during traffic stop in Delaware

HARRINGTON, Del. – Harrington Police say they arrested a wanted Virginia man during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.

Officers say they stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on South DuPont Highway shortly before 5 p.m. Contact was made with the driver and a passenger in the vehicle, 39-year-old Lamar Wilson of Portsmouth, VA.

During the stop, officers obtained the driver’s information, but Wilson reportedly refused to provide any information and became disorderly. As a result, Wilson was taken into custody, however he continued yelling and cursing at officers. A K-9 unit was requested, and a search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a fully loaded 9mm handgun, more than $2,000 in suspected drug money, and 2.3 grams of marijuana.

Wilson also reportedly kicked the door of the officer’s vehicle, causing damage. After he was identified at the Harrington Police Department, it was learned that he was wanted out of the Philadelphia Police Department for two counts of attempted murder and related charges, as well as violation of probation.

Officers charged Wilson with being a fugitive from another state, possession, purchase, or own a firearm by person prohibited, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, criminal mischief over $1,000, failure to comply with taking of photos and fingerprints, disorderly conduct, failure to identify self to police officer, failure to obey an emergency order, and possession of marijuana.

He was given a $16,801 cash only bond but is being held without bond at SCI pending extradition for the warrants out of Philadelphia.

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