Middletown Man Arrested After Running from Police, Loaded Gun and Marijuana Recovered

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WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested a Middletown man on gun charges.

Authorities state that on July 8 at approximately 6:37 p.m., members of the Street Crimes Unit were in the area of 24th and Washington Streets when they attempted to make contact with 27-year-old Jauwaun Smith, who was wanted on multiple outstanding capiases and a warrant. As officers approached, Smith fled on foot but was quickly taken into custody without incident. Police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun as well as 1.9 grams of marijuana.

Smith has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited – Three Counts
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Marijuana

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $44,001 cash-only 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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