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Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest 10-21-15

Complaint # 50-15-31117

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 1:33PM

Location:  S. DuPont Highway/Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Traffic Stop)

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department with Delaware Probation and Parole stopped a blue Chevrolet Tahoe in the area of S. DuPont Highway and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. for a fictitious registration plate.  As a result of the traffic stop, the officers contacted Michael Neal.  Neal provided the officers two fake names during the stop.  Further investigation led to the discovery of Neal’s real name, and that he was had numerous capias for his arrest.  Neal was also found to be in possession of 3.4 grams of marijuana and two live 9mm ammunition rounds.  Officers later discovered that Neal was staying at a local hotel.  A search of the room was conducted and a Walther P38 9mm handgun was found.  The firearm contained the same make of ammunition as recovered on Neal’s person during preceding traffic stop.  Neal was committed to JTVCC on $25,000 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm by person convicted of 2 prior felonies
-Possession of ammunition by person prohibited
-Possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number
-Criminal Impersonation
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Paraphernalia

Michael Neal Age: 25 Address: Unit Block of Jones Street, Felton, DE
Michael Neal
Age: 25
Address: Unit Block of Jones Street, Felton, DE