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Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest 3-26-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-8969

Date/Time:  Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 11:09AM

Location: South Kirkwood Street and Forest Street (Traffic Stop), Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Larry Benson (29) after a traffic stop on Friday when it was discovered he was carrying two firearms.  Benson was stopped at 11:09AM in the area of South Kirkwood Street and Forest Street for a traffic violation when officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  When Benson exited the vehicle, it as discovered that there was a handgun between the driver seat and center console of the vehicle.  Officers then located a second handgun in a gym bag that was in the vehicle.  The second gun was reported stolen out of Aberdeen, MD.  Benson was charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon and Receiving a Stolen Firearm.  Benson was released after posting bond.

A mugshot was not available at the time of release.