Incident caused Delaware Tech to go into lockdown

The Delaware State Police Sussex County Governors Task Force unit arrested one man and are searching for another after a car chase in Georgetown.

The incident occurred around 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 as members of the GTF unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver Hyundai Sonata on County Seat Highway (Route 9), east of Hardscrabble Road, for a cell phone violation. The detective, realizing the location of the stop would have put him in the roadway with traffic, instructed the operator over the loudspeaker to pull his vehicle forward, ahead of the guardrail and completely onto the shoulder of the roadway. The detective remained in his vehicle, waiting for the operator to comply with his instructions. Rather than pulling onto the shoulder, the operator accelerated and pulled back into the travel lane on County Seat Highway, fleeing the scene. A pursuit ensued with multiple GTF units, however, sight of the vehicle was lost in the area of Asbury Road west of Georgetown. 

GTF units were assisted by the Sussex County Drug Unit, the Georgetown Police Department, Delaware State Police Troop 4 patrol units and Probation & Parole in search of the suspect vehicle. A short time later, Georgetown Police officers located the suspect vehicle unoccupied in the parking lot of Delaware Technical Community College.

The passenger, later identified as 24-year-old Shaylan Hunt of Laurel, was seen standing in between buildings on campus, talking on his cell phone. Officers were able to take him into custody without further incident. Hunt was found to be in possession of approximately 0.35 grams of cocaine and 2.37 grams of marijuana. Delaware Tech security put the campus on lockdown as a precautionary measure while officers searched the area for the operator, later identified as 20-year-old Nevell L. Jones of Laurel.

Hunt was charged with resisting arrest, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana. He was later released on $750 unsecured bond.

Active warrants are currently on file for the arrest of Nevell L. Jones. Charges include disregarding a police officer signal and resisting arrest. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective S. Callaway at 302-752-3826. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com