Delaware State Police

Traffic Stop Leads to Weapons Charges

Carroll E. Carter, Jr.
Carroll E. Carter, Jr.

 

 Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Newark, DE- Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man for DUI and weapons charges after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a fully loaded semi-automatic firearm in his vehicle.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at approximately 12:41 a.m., as a trooper on routine patrol observed a blue Chrysler 300 traveling at a high rate of speed on the on-ramp from DE Rt. 58 (Churchman’s Road) to DE SR1, Newark. The trooper then conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and upon coming into contact with the operator, later identified as Carroll E. Carter, Jr., 43, of Dover, he detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. A DUI investigation was then conducted and Carter was subsequently transported to Troop 6, Prices Corner. An inventory search of the Chrysler was conducted at which time troopers located a fully loaded Masterpiece Arms 45 ACP Defender handgun concealed under a shirt in the back seat of the car. An inquiry of Carter’s criminal record revealed that he was previously convicted of a felony offense in April of 2003.

Carroll Carter was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, DUI Alcohol, Speeding, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Previously Convicted of a Violent Crime or Felony. He was arraigned at JP Court 2 and released on $8400.00 unsecured bond.

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Released: 070716 1530

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