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Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest

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Incident Number: 50-22-13021

Date/Time:  Sunday, May 1st, 2022 at 12:46 p.m.

Location: Walker Road and Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested Murrell Kearney (24) on gun charges during a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon.  Officers stopped Kearney in the area of Walker Road and Saulsbury Road for a motor vehicle violation at approximately 12:46 p.m.  During the stop, officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle.  During a search a loaded 9mm handgun was located inside of the vehicle.

Kearney was released on an O.R. bond on a single charge of Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon.


Murrell Kearney
Smyrna, DE

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