Cocaine and Handgun Seized During Arrest in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested two men on gun and drug charges.

Authorities state that on April 19 at approximately 5:30 p.m., members of the Street Crimes Unit were in the 600 block of North Jefferson Street when they observed 35-year-old Isaiah Duker and 41-year-old Demon Harris acting suspiciously. Officers attempted to make contact both subjects. Duker, who was found to have several outstanding capiases, fled on foot but was quickly taken into custody without incident. Harris was taken into custody without incident.

Following a brief investigation, police recovered a loaded .45 caliber handgun that was reported stolen, 15.7 grams of cocaine, and 1 gram of marijuana.

Duker was charged with the following offenses in addition to his capiases:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Possession of a Firearm while also in Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 1 Quantity
  • Resisting Arrest with Force
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $37,500 cash-only bail.

Harris was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in Tier 1 Quantity
  • Possession of Marijuana

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $1,100 unsecured bail.

Information is subject to change at any time. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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