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Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest, Seizure of Two Handguns 12-5-15

Complaint # 50-15-36203

Date/Time:  12-5-15 at 4:44PM

Location:  S. Bay Road at Lafferty Lane

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a man with two loaded handguns during a traffic stop on Saturday afternoon.  While on patrol in the area of Bay Road and Lafferty Lane a Dover police officer stopped a vehicle for a registration violation.  During the stop, the officer could detect a faint odor of marijuana and noticed cigar filling and marijuana seeds on the floor of the vehicle.  The officer asked for and was provided the names of the driver and both the front and back seat passengers.  A computer check discovered that the front seat passenger, Jason Mills, was wanted on a local fugitive warrant (capias).  During this time, the officer noticed an unusual amount of movement in the vehicle, raising suspicion that the subjects were hiding something.  The officer removed Mills and the other subjects from the vehicle and checked under the passenger seat where Mills was seated.  Under the seat was a 9mm Glock handgun and .38 Colt revolver, both loaded.  Mills admitted to the officer that the firearms belonged to him and was taken into custody without incident.

Mills was charged with the following offenses:
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited (2x)

Mill was committed to JTVCC on $12,000 secured bond.

Jason Mills Age: 23 Address: 24000 Block of Jewell St, Seaford, DE
Jason Mills
Age: 23
Address: 24000 Block of Jewell St, Seaford, DE