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Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest

Incident Number: 50-21-19867

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 8th, 2021 at 8:22 p.m.

Location: Area of Simon Circle and Slaughter Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Jawan Custis (28) on weapons charges following a traffic stop on Thursday evening.  At approximately 8:22 p.m., officers stopped Custis in the are of Simon Circle and Slaughter Street  for a seatbelt violation.  During the stop, the passenger in the vehicle advised officers that he had marijuana on him.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded 9mm handgun under the driver’s seat where Custis was. Both men were taken into custody without incident.  The passenger in the vehicle was released after receiving a civil violation for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia, as well as having a capias.

Custis was committed to SCI on $23,000 secured bond on the following offenses:
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited

Jawan Custis
Dover, DE