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DUI Suspect Found in Possession of Firearm, Assaults Officers 10-1-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-32887

Date/Time:    Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:32AM

Location:    298 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


A 29-year-old Dover man was arrested for DUI and firearms charges on Sunday morning.  At approximately 3:32AM, officers responded to the area of 298 S. DuPont Highway for a report of a subject passed out behind the wheel.  Officers arrived and contacted Tyrell Joseph (29).  After several attempts to wake Joseph, he responded but refused all sobriety tests and was uncooperative with officers.  Joseph was taken into custody and a tow truck was called to remove his vehicle.  While conducting an inventory of the vehicle, officers located a loaded 9mm handgun in the glove box of the vehicle that was reported stolen from a prior Delaware State Police case.  

Officers attempted to search Joseph and he continued to resist officers’ efforts and was spitting at and kicking several officers.  

Joseph was committed to SCI in default of $14,750 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession of Stolen Firearm
-Possession of Firearm While Intoxicated
-Offensive Touching on Law Enforcement (3x)
-Disorderly Conduct
-Resisting Arrest

Tyrell Joseph
Magnolia, DE