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Man Arrested with Gun After Fleeing from Police 5-29-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-17342

Date/Time:   Sunday, May 28, 2018 at 1:04AM

Location:   300 Block of West Division Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a Smyrna man in possession of a stolen firearm on Sunday morning.  At approximately 1:04AM, officers were called to a home in the 300 Block of W. Division Street for a 911 hangup.  Upon arrival, officers contacted a person at the home who advised somebody from a neighboring residence came to his home and asked him to call 911 because there was someone at his home with a gun.  Officers were then able to contact two other subjects from that residence who described the suspect as being a black male with a gray sweatshirt and dark pants who walked in their unsecured front door to the residence and displayed a firearm, and then fled.  

Officers checked the area and located a suspect matching that description in the area of North New Street and North Governors Avenue.  When officers attempted contact, the suspect fled on foot but was apprehended in the 200 block of West Division Street and identified as Alex Durham (26).  A loaded 9mm that Durham was carrying was located nearby and later identified as being stolen.

Durham was committed to JTVCC on $86,500 secured bond on the following offenses:
Note: Durham was not charged with any crimes relating to entering the home due to no cooperation by the victims.
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Resisting Arrest
-Receiving Stolen Firearm

Alex Durham