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Probation Check Leads to Firearms Arrest


Incident Number: 50-21-32670

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.

Location: See Narrative

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


The Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole arrested Javonte Brown on a firearms offense and Violation of Probation stemming from an October 27th, 2021 probation check.  On that day, a routine home visit was conducted on Brown’s residence in the Unit Block of S. New Street.  During the visit, officers located a shotgun inside of the home.  Officers seized the weapon and had it examined for fingerprints.  On November 3rd, 2021, the prints that were obtained were confirmed to belong to Brown and an arrest warrant was obtained.  Officers conducted surveillance and observed Brown traveling in a vehicle in Harrington, DE.  A vehicle stop was conducted and Brown was taken into custody without incident.

Brown was committed to SCI on a $10,000 cash bond on one count of Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited and issued a Violation of Probation.

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