Dover Police have arrested a local man on drug possession charges after he allegedly tried to run away from officers.

Dover Police have arrested a local man on drug possession charges.

Officers made the arrest at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, said police spokesman Capt. Tim Stump.

According to documents released by Justice of the Peace Court 7, the suspect, later identified as Henry J. Fordham Jr., 34, of the unit block of New Street, was spotted on North Bradford Street by a Dover police officer. Fordham got out of a car and went into a nearby building, the officer said.

Knowing that Fordham was a fugitive out of Kent County Superior Court, the officer requested backup and set up a surveillance.

When Fordham came out of the building, he spotted the waiting police officers and fled on foot, taking the police on a several-block chase until he was taken into custody on North New Street. A search of his person turned up 0.4 grams of crack cocaine, according to the court documents.

Officers also recovered several additional pieces of evidence, including more crack cocaine, in a yard approximately 10 feet from where Fordham was arrested.

The total quantity of crack recovered in this arrest was 8.8 grams. Officers also recovered two digital scales and some cash, Stump said.

Fordham was charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.

He was ordered held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in default of a $12,000 cash bond.