One arrested on drug charges following pursuit, one still at large
BRIDGEVILLE, Del. – Delaware State Police have arrested a Bridgeville man and say another is still wanted following a police pursuit late Tuesday morning.
According to police, at around 11:10 a.m., officers saw a wanted man, 18-year-old Damaj Showell, sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle. Troopers were also able to identify the driver of the vehicle, 31-year-old Laval Farmer, and confirmed that he also had outstanding warrants.
Troopers followed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on King Road in the area of Dove Road. Farmer initially slowed his vehicle and began to move to the right side of the roadway, however he did not stop and instead accelerated and fled back to the area of Mill Park Drive. Officers pursued the suspects down a dirt lane on Mill Park Drive, and while the vehicle was in motion, Showell was seen jumping out of the moving vehicle and into the woods. Farmer then stopped the vehicle and fled into the woods.
Farmer was taken into custody with the assistance of Delaware State Police Aviation, however Showell was not located. A search of the suspect’s vehicle resulted in the recovery of approximately 5.44 grams of crack cocaine.
Farmer was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance tier 1, disregard a police officer signal, second degree conspiracy, resisting arrest, and other related traffic charges. He was held at SCI on $28,000 cash bond.
Showell remains wanted. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Tovar-Quintero at 302-752-3796 or 911. Information may also be provided to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.