Police say they were investigating a stolen vehicle when they pulled over the driver and found the weapon.
The Delaware State Police have arrested a Harrington man on weapons charges after a stolen motor vehicle was recovered.
The incident occurred at approximately 12:18 a.m., on Thursday, October 11, when a trooper was advised by police dispatch that the Harrington Police Department was attempting to locate a 2002 black Chevrolet Trailblazer that was reported stolen. While on patrol, the trooper observed a black Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling south on South Governors Avenue that abruptly pull into the WSFS bank. A computer check revealed the vehicle was reported stolen. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver, identified as 27-year-old Aaron L. Williams of Harrington, was taken into custody without incident.
A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun and a loaded 40mm magazine.
Williams was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with: possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; carrying a concealed deadly weapon a firearm; possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited; and receiving stolen property value over $1,500.
Williams was also arraigned on the Harrington Police Department’s warrant for theft of a motor vehicle and driving while suspended. He went before the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $12,000 secured bond.