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Dover Police Arrest Man on Gun Charges, Seeking 2nd Suspect 11-9-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-37433

Date/Time:   Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:27PM

Location:   West Reed Street, West of S. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested a man on gun charges and is seeking another after an incident on Thursday evening.  At approximately 9:27PM, officers were near the 200 Block of West Reed Street when they observed Abdul Tillery (32) engage in an altercation with an unknown subject.  The officers then observed Tillery walk towards a trash can and pick up an object and conceal it in his front pocket of a hooded sweatshirt.  Based on the appearance, officers believed it was a firearm and attempted to contact Tillery.  Tillery fled on foot from officers and threw a loaded 9mm handgun over a fence in the 100 Block of S. Governors Avenue which was later recovered.  Tillery was captured a short time later.

During the foot pursuit, Adriene Stevenson (31) grabbed and shoved an officer and attempted to trip him to prevent the arrest of Tillery.  When officers attempted to locate Stevenson, he had fled the area.  Stevenson is currently wanted for the following charges:
-Resisting Arrest with Force
-Offensive Touching on Law Enforcement
-Hindering Prosecution

Abdul Tillery was committed to SCI in default of $42,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Resisting Arrest with Force
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Violation of Probation 

Adriene Stevenson
New Castle, DE
Abdul Tillery
Homeless, Dover, DE