Dover Man Arrested On Drug and Weapon Charges After Fleeing From Police

Incident #: 50-14-28627  Date/Time:  October 22, 2014 at 11:23PM

Location: Kings Highway and Division Street


A Dover man was arrested Wednesday night on drugs and weapon charges after fleeing from police in a vehicle.  Officers from the Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Kings Highway and Division Street, operated by Anthony Benson (34) after learning that he had an active capias for his arrest.  Benson then fled from the officers, leading them on a short vehicle pursuit that ended in the rear alley of Upland Avenue.  Benson then attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended.  Officers discovered a .38 caliber revolver (loaded) and 3.6 grams of crack cocaine in the vehicle.  Benson is being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $42,510 secured bond on the following charges:

Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
Possession of Firearm Curing Commission of Felony
Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited
Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Reckless Endangering
Resisting Arrest
15 various traffic charged related to the pursuit

Anthony Benson Age: 34

Anthony Benson
Age: 34

Information Released by Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

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