Man Arrested on Gun Charges in Wilmington, 9mm Handgun Seized

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WILMINGTON, DE — An announcement by the Wilmington Police reported the apprehension of Devonte Pearson, an 18-year-old individual, on weapons-related charges.

According to the criminal complaint, members of the Drug, Organized Crime, and Vice Division observed Pearson acting suspiciously on April 26th at around 4:20 pm in the unit block of S. Clayton Street. When officers attempted to make contact, Pearson fled on foot. After a brief foot chase, he was apprehended without resistance. Subsequently, a search warrant was executed in the unit block of S. Clayton Street that led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm pistol and items that indicated the manufacture of untraceable firearms.

Pearson has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited – Two Counts
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Manufacturing an Untraceable Firearm
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Resisting Arrest

After being arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11, Pearson was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution. The bail was set at $43,000 and must be paid in cash.

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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