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Dover Man Arrested for Firearms and Drug Charges After Running from Dover Police 8-10-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-19555

Date/Time:  Saturday, August 8th, 2020 at 2:22PM

Location:  100 Block of South New Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   Sergeant Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department arrested Thomas Bolden (21) on drug and firearms charges on Saturday afternoon.  Bolden was observed in the area of S. New Street at approximately 2:22PM by officers who were aware he was wanted by Dover Police for Receiving Stolen Property after operating a stolen vehicle from Wilmington, DE.  When Bolden was contacted he fled on foot towards South Queen Street.  Bolden removed a 9mm handgun from his waistband and threw it in a backyard while running.  Bolden was taken into custody after falling to the ground.  Bolden was in possession of 39 baggies of heroin when arrested.

Bolden was committed to HRYCI on a $71,200 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Drug Paraphernalia

Thomas Bolden
Dover, DE