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Probationer Arrested on Firearms Charges 2-5-2021

Incident Number: 50-21-3275

Date/Time:  Thursday, February 4th, 2021 at 8:20 p.m.

Location: Unit Block of Village Drive, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department was assisting Delaware Probation and Parole with a probation check of Jeremiah Hampton (26) after failing to report for probation for multiple months.  When officers contacted Hampton in his bedroom, he attempted to throw a 9mm handgun of out his bedroom window.  Officers were able to take Hampton into custody and located the handgun, a 9mm extended magazine and, 8.7 grams of marijuana inside of the room.  

Hampton was committed to SCI on a Violation of Probation and charged with the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Jeremiah Hampton
Age: 26
Dover, DE