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Man Arrested With Loaded Handgun During Traffic Stop 2-25-15

Incident #: 50-15-4718  Date/Time: February 24, 2015 at approximately 10:52AM

Location:  Royal Farms Parking Lot (295 South DuPont Highway)

The Dover Police Safe Streets Unit arrested a 20-year-old Dover man in possession of a loaded firearm and marijuana after fleeing during a traffic stop on Tuesday morning.  At approximately 10:52A, officers stopped Ezri Turner for a traffic violation in the parking lot of the Royal Farms located at 295 South DuPont Highway.  Turner attempted to flee on foot and struggled with officers as they attempted to take him into custody, causing one officer to be injured in the process (laceration to leg).  Officers were able to take Turner into custody during the struggle and found that he was in possession of a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and 21.6 grams of marijuana.  The firearm’s serial number had been damaged beyond recognition.  Turner is being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $29,650 cash bond after being charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession with intent to deliver marijuana
  • Possession of firearm during commission of a felony
  • Possession of weapon with removed serial number
  • Carrying a concealed deadly weapon
  • Possession of firearm by person prohibited (previous felony conviction)
  • Resisting Arrest with Force (Felony Resisting)
  • Assault 3rd Degree (Officer’s Injury)
  • Possession of Marijuana with aggravating factor
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Failure to Signal (Traffic violation)
Ezri Turner Age: 20 Address: Unit Block of Hunters Run, Dover, DE
Ezri Turner
Age: 20
Address: Unit Block of Hunters Run, Dover, DE

Press Release Issued By:
Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer