DaMier Harmon, 17, wanted for on a probation violation was arrested after Dover Police said he had been carrying a handgun.
A 17-year-old, wanted for on a probation violation was arrested after Dover Police said he had been carrying a handgun.
DaMier Harmon, 17, of the unit block of Rev. Allen Lane, Felton, was taken into custody at approximately 8:06 p.m. May 1, said police spokesman Lt. David Spicer.
Officers with the city of Dover’s TAC/ Operation Safe Streets Unit were patrolling the area of North State and Mary streets when officer spotted Harmon.
Knowing he was wanted on a probation violation officers tried to contact Harmon, who fled instead. Harmon was caught after a short food pursuit and taken into custody on Hazel Road.
During the pursuit officers spotted Harmon grabbing at the right side of his clothing and then throwing a black object to the ground as he continued to run.
Officers screened the area and found a black, 45-caliber semiautomatic handgun loaded with one bullet, Spicer said.
Harmon was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a concealed deadly weapon, resisting arrest and possession of a deadly weapon in a safe school zone.
The latter charge resulted from Harmon being in the vicinity of Central Middle School.
Harmon later was released after posting a $1,000 secured bond.