Stolen Handgun Recovered by Wilmington Police

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

Authorities ate that on June 16 at approximately 2:17 p.m., an officer on patrol conducted a vehicle stop in the 700 block of North Jackson Street.  Police made contact with 38-year-old Ronald Wright.  Following a brief investigation, police recovered a loaded 9mm handgun, that was reported stolen, and 4.6 grams of marijuana.  Police took Wright into custody without incident.

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

  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm
  • Possession of Marijuana

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $30,200 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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