Stolen vehicle investigation leads to drug, firearm charges for man

1280 Carrington

DOVER, Del. – Dover Police arrested a man on multiple charges after he tried to flee from officers Wednesday night.

Shortly before 11 p.m., officers patrolling the area of S. New Street and W. Reed Street observed a black Toyota Corolla parked on the side of the road, with a female in the driver’s seat and a man standing on the passenger side. Officers ran the tags and learned that the vehicle was reported stolen out of DSP Troop 7.

When officers approached the vehicle, the female and male, identified as 32-year-old Michael Carrington, began to walk away. Officers tried to contact Carrington, who reportedly then fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later after an officer utilized their taser. During the pursuit, Carrington allegedly threw a bag containing 25.2 grams of marijuana, and was found to be in possession of 2.7 grams of crack cocaine. During the investigation, it was determined that Carrington was driving a Honda Accord that was parked in front of the stolen vehicle. During a search of the Honda, officers found a handgun in plain view, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia.

Carrington is currently being held at SCI on a $10,500 secured bond for two counts of possession of firearm/ammo by a person prohibited, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, possession of crack cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.

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