Texas man arrested on weapons charges following domestic incident in Dover

1280 Stanzak

DOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested a Texas man on multiple weapons charges Sunday morning.

At around 9:20 a.m., troopers were called to the 4000 block of Vermont Drive for a reported verbal domestic. On arrival, it was learned that the suspect, 29-year-old Anthony Stanzak, had responded to this location to confront his ex-girlfriend. During the interaction, he indicated that he had a firearm inside of his vehicle and was refusing to leave her residence.

Troopers made contact with Stanzak, who was still parked at the residence on their arrival. Stanzak reportedly told troopers he had a weapon inside the vehicle, and a computer check revealed that he was prohibited from possession a firearm.

A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of an AR rifle, a sawed off shotgun, and 40 rounds of ammunition. In addition, his 5-year-old child was present in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Stanzak was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a firearm/destructive weapon if previously convicted of a violent felony, possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited prior violent crime or felony, possession of a destructive weapon – sawed off shotgun, and endangering the welfare of a child. He was held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $26,500 secured bond.

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