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

Narrative: 

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

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