The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, as 48-year-old Robert T. Reed, of Greenwood, was driving a 1997 Lexus ES300 north on Deep Grass Lane, south of Hunting Quarter Road. Reed lost control of the car while negotiating a slight curve and struck a telephone pole before the car overturned and came to a stop. A search of the car revealed a .22 caliber rifle that was reported stolen in July of 2015 from a residence located in the 17000 block of Clendaniel Road in Lincoln. A 9mm assault rifle and a CO2 powered handgun were also recovered.

Reed, who was properly restrained, was transported to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Upon his release, Reed was charged with three counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, receiving a stolen firearm, driving while suspended or revoked, unsafe speed, careless driving, and other traffic-related offenses. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $8,500 cash bond.