Felton man faces weapons charges

William Cloak

FREDERICA — A Felton man was arrested Sunday after he was allegedly found to be under the influence and in possession of a stolen firearm early this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. when troopers were dispatched to the unit block of Third Street, in reference to a report of a domestic incident. Prior to arriving at the residence, troopers were advised that one subject had fled the scene in a white Audi. A vehicle matching this description was observed leaving the High Point Park neighborhood traveling on Buffalo Road. A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, 20-year-old William H. Cloak 4th of Felton. Upon contact with Mr. Cloak, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. A search of the vehicle was conducted and a Glock .40 caliber handgun was discovered under the driver’s seat. The handgun’s serial number appeared to be obliterated. A computer inquiry revealed that Mr. Cloak was a person prohibited from carrying a firearm. It was also discovered that the firearm had been reported stolen.

Mr. Cloak was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 3 where a DUI investigation ensued.

Mr. Cloak was charged with the following: possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of a weapon with a obliterated or altered serial number, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, receiving a stolen firearm, driving while suspended or revoked, and driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs.

Mr. Cloak was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $16,700 secured bond.

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