Three people were arrested Monday morning after two loaded weapons were found in their car.
Three people, identified as Lateef Dickerson, 30, Caprice Black and Diavonna Moulden, both 29, are facing numerous charges after two loaded handguns were found in their car when it was stopped by Dover Police for investigation of an expired tag.
The incident took place at 2 a.m. July 14, said department spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman. A Dover patrol spotted a car on North Dupont Highway, near Rustic Lane with tags that had expired in April 2014. The driver ignored several attempts by the officer to stop the car as it continued northbound. It finally pulled over into the parking lot of a business near Kentwood Drive, Hoffman said.
As soon as the car stopped, a passenger jumped out and ran away. The driver, Dickerson, was believed to be intoxicated; officers searching the car discovered a loaded .38-caliber Taurus revolver and a loaded 9 mm Ruger.
The Taurus had been reported stolen to Troop 9 of the Delaware State Police, Hoffman said.
Dickerson, Black and Moulden all were taken into custody without incident, and police are working to identify the person who fled.
All three were charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, receiving a stolen firearm, and second-degree conspiracy. Moulden and Dickerson also were charged with four counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, while Dickerson was given additional charges of receiving a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a person under the influence, four counts of possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, driving under the influence and a number of traffic offenses.
He was ordered held on a $16,925 secured bond. Moulden and Black were released on respective $15,000 and $5,000 unsecured bonds.