16-year-old arrested in Dover on drug, gun, gang charges


DOVER, Del. – A 16-year-old male fugitive has been captured and charged by Dover Police.

Police say on Wednesday, officers responded to Dover East Mobile Home Park to locate the suspect. He was wanted for escape charges from Camden, Del. police, and several capias. When officers arrived, the suspect tried to jump out of a window, and dropped a fanny pack while doing so. The suspect saw the officers outside, and went back into the home. Police say the suspect surrendered after about an hour when the Dover Police Special Operations Response and Crisis Negotiation Teams arrived on scene.

Police say the fanny pack contained a handgun, 13 grams of crack cocaine, and 28.4 grams of marijuana. The suspect was arrested on existing warrants, but was also charged for that day’s incident. He is facing charges for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, and concealed carry of a deadly weapon. The suspect was also charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, and illegal gang participation.

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