Dial 911 for Emergency

Dover Man Arrested With Loaded Handgun Following Foot Pursuit

Incident Number: 50-23-1218

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 4:59 p.m.

Location: South Governors Avenue / West Reed Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Demetric Isabell, 18, of Dover, DE, for firearms charges after a foot pursuit Wednesday evening. The investigation began when Street Crimes Officers and Delaware Probation and Parole attempted to contact Isabell in the area of South Governors Ave and West Reed Street in reference to an on going investigation. Upon making contact with him, Isabell ran from officers and removed a loaded Glock 19 handgun with an extended magazine from his waistband and threw it on the ground. Officers were able to take Isabell into custody without further incident following the foot pursuit and he was found to be in possession of 7.7 grams of marijuana. 

Isabell was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

Isabell was committed to SCI on $63,100 cash bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (4x)
-Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Tampering with Physical Evidence
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Marijuana

Demetric Isabell
Dover, DE