Two Arrested on Gun Charges After Shots Fired on New Street 7-22-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-22891

Date/Time:  Sunday, July 21st, 2019 at 3:24AM

Location:  Unit Block of South New Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested two men on gun and drug charges following a call for shots fired on S. New Street.  At approximately 3;24AM on Sunday, July 21st, officers received the call for shots fired and began responding to the area of S. New Street.  Dover police dispatchers then alerted officers by radio that a light grey SUV was seen leaving the area with suspects wearing ski masks.  A responding officer observed a similar vehicle traveling northbound on Saulsbury Road and turning into Whatcoat Apartments.  

Officers then observed Jonair Pollard (24), walking near other parked vehicles, stopping briefly.  Officers took both Pollard and James Ewell (22) into custody.  After searching the area where Pollard was seen walking and stopping, they located a .40 caliber handgun behind a tire of a parked vehicle.  This weapon was found to have an obliterated serial number.

Officers then searched a light grey Volvo SUV and located another .40 caliber handgun where Ewell was seated, ammunition, and three black ski masks.  Ewell was also found to be in possession of .8 grams of MDMA.

No injuries or damage was reported to police from the shots fired call on S. New Street.

Jonair Pollard was committed to SCI in default of $28,000 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

James Ewell was committed to SCI in default on $38,200 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited [3x (Drugs/Ammo/Firearm)]
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Possession of MDMA
-Paraphernalia 

James Ewell

Jonair Pollard

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