Rodney Morris was taken into custody April 12

Dover police have arrested a local fugitive who was jailed last year on drug charges.

Department spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said Rodney Morris was taken into custody without incident at about 2:10 p.m. Thursday, April 12.

Officers located Morris in the 400 block of Court Street, Hoffman said.

According to police records, Morris, 44, was arrested in September 2017 as police were conducting a drug investigation in the area of Fulton and New streets. He fled from law enforcement officers on a bicycle, but was caught shortly afterward.

When found, he was carrying crack cocaine, marijuana and a loaded handgun, Hoffman said at the time. He was charged with a number of drug and weapons offenses and ordered held on a secured bond.

Dover police and members of the First State Fugitive Task Force were looking for Morris after he was released on bond and failed to show up in Kent County Superior Court.

When found Thursday, Morris allegedly was carrying 4.6 grams of crack, Hoffman said. This time, Morris is charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Morris is being held at the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, on a $40,500 cash bond.