Felon Arrested After Routine Traffic Stop in Newport, Delaware: Police Report

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NEWPORT, DE — In a recent press release, the Newport Police Department announced that a routine traffic stop has resulted in an arrest of a convicted felon.

Authorities state that on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at approximately 1:14 P.M., a Newport Police Officer was on patrol in the 200 block of W Market Street (Delaware Route 4) when the Officer observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and commit an equipment violation.

The Officer observed the operator of the vehicle to not be wearing a seatbelt and conducted a traffic stop. The Officer made contact with the driver, Marques Lively, and the passenger in the vehicle, Khalil Mu-min. While contacting the occupants of the vehicle, the Officer detected the odor of Marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Additionally, Mr. Lively did not possess insurance for the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle was conducted which led to the seizure of 1 gram of Marijuana and a Glock 9MM handgun, with a second loaded magazine. Mr. Lively and Mr. Mu-min were both arrested and transported to Newport Police Department without incident.

Mr. Mu-min was issued a summons for the civil possession of Marijuana and released.

Mr. Lively was charged with a window tint violation, a seatbelt violation, driving at an unreasonable speed, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited who has been convicted of a felony within ten years, civil possession of Marijuana, and failure to have proof of insurance.

Mr. Lively was arraigned via videophone at the Justice of the Peace Court #02 and issued a $30,500.00 cash bail. He was remanded to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution after failing to post bail.

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