Dover man shot by police arrested again

DOVER — A 23-year-old Dover man shot by police during a chase two years ago was arrested Tuesday on drug charges following a traffic stop downtown, police said.

Terrence Fletcher was stopped for a suspected driver’s license violation at 2:07 p.m., police said, and allegedly found with 67 bags of heroin and .5 grams of crack cocaine. He was arrested without incident in the area of West Reed and South New streets.

Terrence Fletcher

Mr. Fletcher was wounded by an officer when emerging from an alleyway on Aug. 28, 2015 and the shooting was later ruled as justified after investigation by the Delaware Department of Justice Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust. Fletcher, who suffered a non-life threatening injury to the thigh, pleaded guilty to a weapons offense regarding the incident.

In the incident Tuesday, Mr. Fletcher was charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In the earlier incident, police said Mr. Fletcher fled after being approached by a probation and parole officer in the first block of S. New Street.

Officers were responding to an informant’s tip of a possibly armed person in that area.

After his guilty plea, Mr. Fletcher was sentenced to eight years in prison, suspended after five months. Prosecutors dropped a possession of a firearm by person prohibited charge.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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