Dover traffic stop leads to arrest, discovery of loaded handgun
DOVER, Del. – A Dover man is facing felony charges after being found in possession of a stolen handgun Friday afternoon.
Around 3:20 p.m., Delaware State Police say a was trooper patrolling the area of Rodney Village. The trooper saw a 2017 Ford Fusion with “very dark window tinting” on the front and rear windows stopped in traffic on POW MIA Parkway, waiting to turn right onto South Dupont Highway, say police. The trooper ran the vehicle’s registration, and police say it did not have a valid tint waiver on file.
The vehicle was pulled over, and the driver was identified as 30-year-old Brandon Marshall of Dover. Police say the trooper saw drug paraphernalia in plain view, and smelled an odor of marijuana. Marshall had a suspended driver’s license, say police. The trooper searched his car, and found a loaded handgun under the driver’s seat, according to police. The gun had been reported stolen by Colorado Springs Police Department in January 2022.
Marshall was arrested without incident and taken to Troop 3. He was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, receiving a stolen firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, and numerous traffic offenses. Marshall was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and released on $13,250 unsecured bond.