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Traffic Stop Leads to Weapons/Robbery Charges 8-28-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-27673

Date/Time:   Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 1:54AM

Location:  400 Block of Old Court Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested 32-year-old Marshall Rivers on Friday morning on weapons and robbery charges.  An officer on patrol in the area of Old Court Street, conducted a traffic stop where Rivers was the driver of the vehicle.  Rivers fled the vehicle on foot and threw a 9mm handgun while being chased.  Officers took Rivers int custody and retrieved the handgun as well.  Rivers was also wanted on robbery charges stemming from an August 16th robbery in the parking lot of 7-11.  As a result of this incident, Rivers was charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of a Firearm/Ammunition by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Receiving Stolen Firearm
-Tamper with Physical Evidence
-Resisting Arrest
-Driving While Suspended

Rivers was charged with the following offenses relating to the August 16th robbery:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Aggravated Menacing
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Rivers was committed to JTVCC in default of $91,600 cash bond on both sets of charges.

Marshall Rivers