Man arrested with gun after fleeing

Alex Durham

DOVER — A 26-year-old Smyrna man allegedly found with a stolen firearm and arrested early Sunday morning, Dover Police said.

According to authorities, officers were called to a home in the 300 block of West Division Street for a 911 hangup at approximately 1:04 a.m. Upon arrival, officers contacted a person at the home who advised somebody from a neighboring residence came to his home and asked him to call 911 because there was someone at his home with a gun, spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

Officers then contacted two other persons from that residence who described the suspect as being a black male with a gray sweatshirt and dark pants who walked in their unsecured front door to the residence and displayed a firearm, and then fled, police said.

Officers checked the area and located a suspect matching that description in the area of North New Street and North Governors Avenue. When officers attempted contact, the suspect fled on foot but was apprehended in the 200 block of West Division Street and identified as Alex Durham, police said. A loaded 9mm that Mr. Durham was carrying was located nearby and later identified as being stolen, police said.

Police said Mr. Durham was not charged with any crimes related to entering the home due to no cooperation from those people inside.

Charges included possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of firearm/ammunition by person prohibited, carry concealed deadly weapon, resisting arrest and receiving stolen firearm. Mr. Durham was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna on $86,500 secured bond.

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