Gun, Drugs Found on Man After Fleeing Police in Downtown Wilmington

Wilbert Mable

WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested a wanted man on gun and drug charges.

Authorities state that on July 14, at approximately 6:23 p.m., members of Wilmington’s Street Crimes Unit were in the 1100 block of B Street when they observed 23-year-old Wilbert Mable.  When police attempted to make contact with Mable, he fled on foot.  Police quickly took Mable into custody without incident and recovered a loaded 9mm handgun, 3.6 grams of cocaine, and 46.1 grams of marijuana.  Police learned that Mabel had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Mable was charged with the following offenses in addition to his outstanding warrant:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited while also in Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Tampering with Evidence
  • Possession of Marijuana

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $68,501 cash-only bail.

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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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