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Dover Man Arrested on Firearms Charges 1-6-21

Incident Number: 50-21-381

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 at 10:20 p.m.

Location: Parking Lot of Red Roof Inn, 652 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

The Dover Police Department arrested Kyle Batson (22) on firearm charges on Tuesday night.  At approximately 10:20 p.m., officers were in the area of the Red Roof Inn and 7-11 in the 600 Block of North DuPont Highway for an unrelated trespassing complaint.  While there, officers observed Batson inside of the 7-11 store and then walk to the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn.  Officers who were familiar with Batson found that he was wanted on a shoplifting charge from December of 2020.  The officers contacted Batson and took him into custody.  While searching Batson, a loaded firearm was found on his person as well as drug paraphernalia.  The firearm was later determined to be reported stolen in October of 2020.  

Batson was committed to SCI on an $8,200 secured bond on the following charges:
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Receiving Stolen Firearm
-Drug Paraphernalia











Kyle Batson
Age: 22
Dover, DE