Dover Man Arrested After Fleeing from Police with Firearm
Incident Number: 50-21-22486
Date/Time: Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1:10 a.m.
Location: South Bradford Street and West Division 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 a 23-year-old man on gun charges following a foot pursuit on Saturday morning. At approximately 1:10 a.m., officers were in the area of S. Bradford Street when they heard a single gunshot. Officers checking the area observed a suspect later identified as Akeem Ferrell, running in the area of the Minor Street Alley with a black handgun in his hand. Ferrell refused to stop when ordered by police who pursued him onto Loockerman Street where he was arrested. During a search, Ferrell was in possession of the handgun. Ferrell was also found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of possession and had an active no-contact order from Kent County Superior Court that prohibited Ferrell from possessing a firearm.
Ferrell was committed to SCI on a $9,000 cash bond on the following offenses:
-Possession of a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm While Under the Influence
-Breach of Release