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Dover Police Seeking Wanted Suspect from Pursuit

Incident Number: 50-21-25897

Date/Time:  Monday, August 30th, 2021 at 3:39 p.m.

Location: William Street and Pear Street, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is seeking a wanted suspect that fled from officers in a vehicle on Monday afternoon.  At approximately 3:39 p.m. on August 30th, officers observed Eduardo Griffith (25) operating a black Honda with Maryland temporary tags in the area of William Street and Pear Street.  At the time, Griffith was wanted by Delaware State Police Troop 5 and Sussex County Superior Court.  Officers attempted to stop Griffith but he fled from officers.  Officers pursued Griffith, eventually crossing into Maryland where he threw a firearm out of the window of the vehicle.  Officers discontinued the pursuit as it approached the Chestertown, MD area due to safety concerns and traffic congestion.  

The firearm that Griffith discarded from the vehicle was recovered.  Griffith is now wanted by the Dover Police Department for the following offenses:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Disregard Police Officer Signal (2nd Offense)
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Resisting Arrest
-Multiple Traffic Violations 

Edward Griffith
Laurel, DE

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.