Marshall Rivers, 32, was arrested in connection with the Aug. 16 holdup

A patrol officer with the Dover Police Department arrested a local man Aug. 25 in connection with an armed robbery nine days earlier.

Marshall Rivers, 32, was one of two men wanted in connection with the holdup, which took place shortly before 3 a.m. Aug. 16 in the parking lot of the convenience store in The Hamlet shopping center, department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

According to police reports, Rivers was driving in the area of Old Court Street with another man when by a Dover patrol officer stopped him. Rivers ran away on foot, throwing away a 9mm handgun as he did so, Hoffman said.

Police recovered the weapon after Rivers was taken into custody, he added.

On Aug. 16, two men pulled a third man from his car at The Hamlet, threatened him with a handgun and went through his pockets. They ran away after taking the man’s cash.

The second suspect remains at large.

As a result of the Aug. 25 incident, Rivers is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of a firearm/ammunition by a person prohibited, receiving a stolen firearm, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, driving while on a suspended license.

Rivers also faced charges of first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, aggravated menacing and second-degree conspiracy 2nd degree in connection with the Aug. 16 robbery.

He has been committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in default of a $91,600 cash bond on both sets of charges.