Dover Police arrest five alleged gang members

DOVER — A continuing investigation brought the arrests of five alleged gang members, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said Thursday.

According to authorities, Dover residents Tywon Peace, 21, Marquan Richardson, 27, Anthony Trower, 29, and Deontray Watson, 18, were all taken into custody without incident between Oct. 31 and Tuesday, along with Camden resident Michael Taylor, 21. All were charged with illegal gang participation, police said.

The apprehensions stemmed from an earlier investigation that involved the arrests of two alleged gang members on drug and weapons counts, police said.

Dover Police, Delaware State Police and Delaware Probation and Parole teamed up to investigate the first case and search warrants were obtained.

Mr. Peace was arrested on Oct. 31 and also charged with possession of firearm by person prohibited. He was held at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington on $8,000 cash bond.

Mr. Taylor was taken into custody on Monday and charged with six counts of possession of firearm by person prohibited. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in lieu of $10,500 cash bond.

On Tuesday, Mr. Trower and Mr. Watson were arrested following a vehicle stop by Dover Police and U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force officers, authorities said.

Both men were charged with possession of a firearm by person prohibited and sent to SCI, Mr. Trower on a $23,000 cash bond and Mr. Watson on a $13,000 cash bond.

Police said Mr. Richardson was allegedly found with heroin when arrested and taken to SCI on a $22,200 cash bond. Charges included possession of firearm by person prohibited, possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

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