Shots fired investigation leads to police pursuit in Sussex Co.
LAUREL, Del. – Two men are behind bars after a shots fired investigation led to a pursuit through Sussex County Monday night.
Laurel Police responded to the Hollybrook Apartment Complex for a report of multiple shots fired. Officers observed evidence indicating that multiple shots had been fired in the parking lot, and a suspect vehicle description was broadcast to other Sussex County Police Units.
A short time later, a Seaford Police officer on patrol observed a vehicle matching the suspect description and tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle failed to stop and led officers on a pursuit. Seaford Police briefly lost sight of the vehicle, but a Delaware State Police trooper located the vehicle and re-initiated the pursuit. The vehicle continued fleeing southbound on Sussex Highway into Laurel and then into Delmar.
Delmar Police officers located the vehicle in the area of the Chestnut Manor Apartments. A short time later, officers and troopers found two suspects in the area that were determined to be the occupants of the suspect vehicle. The suspected driver also reportedly provided a false name to officers and was found to be under the influence of alcohol.
The suspected driver was identified as 19-year-old Jordan Cheers. He was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of criminal mischief over $1000, and possession of marijuana-related paraphernalia. Cheers was also charged with disregarding a police officer signal and other related traffic charges by Delaware State Police and Seaford Police. He is being held at SCI on a $9,001 secured bail.
The suspected passenger was identified as 19-year-old Michael Hubbard, who as charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, two counts of criminal mischief over $1000, and possession of marijuana-related paraphernalia. He was also arraigned on multiple charges by the Seaford Police Department and held at SCI on a $16,501 secured bail.