Suspect Arrested on Gun Charges During Traffic Stop 10-21-20

Incident Number: 50-20-26911

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 2346

Location: North State Street and North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email:

The Dover Police Department arrested Zion Saunders (20) on firearms charges during a traffic stop on Tuesday night.  At approximately 11:46 p.m., officers stopped Saunders while operating an unregistered vehicle in the area of North State Street and N. DuPont Highway in Dover.  Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and during a search located a loaded 9mm handgun under the driver’s side floor mat, where Saunders was seated.

Saunders was committed to SCI on a $55,002 bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Traffic Violations (2)

Zion Saunders
Age: 20
Dover, DE

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