Dover man wanted after fleeing from police during traffic stop

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DOVER, Del. -The Dover Police Department is searching for a suspect they say fled after running over a police officer’s foot with his vehicle Saturday morning.

Shortly before 3 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle being operated by 34-year-old Robert Lofland for a minor traffic violation.  During the stop, Lofland reportedly put the car in drive and fled, running over an officer’s foot before crossing a median and leading officers on a brief chase.

According to police, Lofland and an unknown passenger fled from the vehicle in an alleyway in the Capital Green neighborhood.  When officers searched the vehicle, they located $4,725 in cash and a loaded handgun magazine.  Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.

The officer did not sustain any serious injuries.

Warrants were obtained for Robert Lofland for second degree reckless endangering, possession of ammunition by person prohibited, resisting arrest, and disregarding police officer’s signal.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.

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