Dover Police have arrested three people following a traffic stop where a loaded handgun was discovered in the vehicle.
The vehicle, an Infiniti SUV, was pulled over at approximately 4:42 a.m. Dec. 28, in the 400 block of South New Street, according to documents released by Justice of the Peace Court 7, Dover.
The officer making the traffic stop reported the discovery of a Ruger 9mm handgun, concealed in a purse on the floor of the front passenger seat, and loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition.
Both the driver, identified as Jaquita P. Turnage, 26, of the unit block of East Chestnut St in Smyrna, and the front seat passenger, identified as Jerome A. Miller, 28, of the 100 block of Presidents Drive in Dover, were charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, carrying a concealed deadly firearm and second-degree conspiracy. Turnage also faces one additional traffic charge.
According to the court documents, both Turnage and Miller have prior criminal convictions that resulted in their being denied the right to possess or carry a firearm.
A third person in the car, a rear seat passenger identified as Niara T. Wayman, 24, of the 100 block of North East Street of Smyrna, was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and second-degree conspiracy.
Miller was ordered held in default of a $5,500 secured bond; Turnage was released after posting a $1,800 secured bond.
Wayman was charged carrying a concealed deadly weapon and second-degree conspiracy, and released after posting a $500 secured bond. She also had been wanted on two capias out of Kent County Court of Common Pleas.