Foot chase leads to drug, firearm charges for Dover man
DOVER, Del. – A Dover man was arrested Saturday afternoon on numerous drug and firearm charges after he reportedly ran from police.
We’re told that at around 2:20 p.m., 21-year-old Thomas Bolden was observed in the area of S. New Street by officers who were aware that he was wanted for receiving stolen property after driving a stolen vehicle from Wilmington, DE.
When police made contact with Bolden, he fled on foot towards South Queen Street, pulling a handgun out of his waistband and tossing it into a backyard while running. He eventually fell to the ground and was taken into custody, at which point he was also found in possession of 39 baggies of heroin.
Bolden was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, carry concealed deadly weapon, possession with intent to deliver heroin, tampering with physical evidence, and drug paraphernalia. He was held on a $71,200 cash bond.