Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest 3-14-16

Complaint # 50-16-7411

Date/Time:   Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at 9:58PM

Location:  S. New Street at Division Street (Traffic Stop)

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



Pictured: AR-15 rifle, ammunition, and marijuana found in Kenneth DeShields’ vehicle









The Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit and Delaware Probation and Parole arrested a Dover man on weapons charges and marijuana possession on Thursday night following a traffic stop.  Kenneth DeShields (21), was stopped in the area of S. New Street and Division Street at 9:58PM for driving without headlights on.  As officers were talking to DeShields, they observed a bag containing .6 grams of marijuana in the vehicle in plain sight.  As officers searched the vehicle, they discovered a loaded AR-15 rifle with an obliterated serial number.  DeShields is also a person prohibited from possessing a firearm due to prior felony convictions.  DeShields was charged with the following offenses and released on $10,101 secured bond:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number
-Possession of Marijuana
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Failure to Have Headlamps On

Kenneth DeShields Age: 21 Address: 800 Block of S. Bradford Street, Dover

Kenneth DeShields
Age: 21
Address: 800 Block of S. Bradford Street, Dover


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