Newark Man Faces Multiple Charges After Fleeing From Officers

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

Authorities state that on July 27 at approximately 1:43 p.m., members of the Street Crimes Unit were in the 2800 block of North Market Street when they attempted to conduct a vehicle stop.  The driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Davante Hawkins, exited the vehicle and fled from police on foot.  He was quickly taken into custody and police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun and 15.2 grams of marijuana.

Hawkins was charged with the following offenses in addition to traffic violations:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Possession of a Firearm while also in Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Resisting Arrest

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional institution on $63,000 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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