Three Arrested on Weapons and Drug Charges After Fleeing Police During Traffic Stop 1-25-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-2121

Date/Time:  Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 at 8:03 p.m.

Location: New Castle Avenue and River Road, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested three suspects on drugs and firearms charges on Saturday night after a vehicle pursuit.  Officers  working a “Project Safe Neighborhood” assignment stopped DeShawn Riley (22) for driving without headlights at approximately 8:03 p.m. in the area of New Castle Avenue and River Road in the Capital Green neighborhood.  When officers approached, they observed five total subjects in the vehicle, including Charles Livingston (20), George Robinson (24), and two other unknown black male suspects.  During the stop, officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and called for assistance due to the number of occupants in the vehicle.

As backup officers arrived, the officers once again approached the vehicle.  Riley put the vehicle in Drive and fled, nearly striking an officer with the vehicle.  The officers entered their patrol vehicle and pursued the suspect vehicle onto S. DuPont Highway from River Road. The suspects continued on S. DuPont Highway and turned onto S. State Street, eventually turning east on Route 10/Lebanon Road.  The suspect vehicle struck a curb on Route 10 and stopped just east of S. State Street.  All five occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Dover officers, assisted by Delaware State Police were able to apprehend Riley, Livingston, and Robinson.  Robinson was found in the parking lot of Christ Memorial Baptist Church after he placed a grey plastic bag into a dumpster.  After taking Robinson into custody, officers found that Robinson was carrying a 9mm handgun on his person.  Officers then located the bag in the dumpster and discovered another 9mm handgun.  A search of the vehicle yielded approximately 50 grams of marijuana.

DeShawn Riley was committed to SCI on a $40,750 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of Marijuana

Charles Livingston was committed to SCI on a $41,500 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession of Marijuana

George Robinson was committed to SCI on a $76,500 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony (2x)
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon (2x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia

Charles Livingston
Dover, DE
Age: 20

DeShawn Riley
Smyrna, DE
Age: 22

George Robinson
Dover, DE
Age: 24

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