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.
Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. 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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