Two men arrested in alleged shooting incident in Dover

DOVER — Two firearms were located after a shots fired report on South New Street early Sunday morning, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

James Ewell, 22, and Jonair Pollard, 24, were taken into custody at Whatcoat Apartments following an alleged incident at approximately 3:24 a.m.
According to authorities, dispatchers notified officers that a light grey SUV with masked suspects was seen leaving the area of the shooting.

An officer heading to the scene saw a vehicle matching that description traveling northbound on Saulsbury Road and turning into the apartment complex, police said.

James Ewell

Mr. Pollard was seen stopping briefly while walking near other parked vehicles and then taken into custody, police said. Mr. Ewell was in the parked vehicle and taken into custody.

A .40-caliber firearm was found behind a parked vehicle’s tire near the area where Mr. Pollard was walking, police said. The gun’s serial number was obliterated, according to authorities.

A .40-caliber handgun was found where Mr. Ewell was seated in a vehicle, police said.
Also located were ammunition and three black ski masks, police said. Mr. Ewell possessed .8 grams of MDMA at the time, according to authorities.

No injuries or damage from the shooting was reported.
Mr. Pollard and Mr. Ewell were both charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carry a concealed deadly weapon, second-degree conspiracy and tampering with physical evidence.

Jonair Pollard

Mr. Pollard was also charged with possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number and possession of deadly weapon by person prohibited. A $28,000 bond was issued and he was then committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown.

Mr. Ewell was also charged with possession of deadly weapon by person prohibited (three counts), possession of MDMA and paraphernalia.

He was committed to SCI in default of a $38,200 bond.

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