Delaware State Police

Stolen Weapon Recovered During Crash Investigation North of Greenwood

Robert T. Reed (2011 Photo)




Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Greenwood – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Greenwood man after guns were located in the car he was driving and crashed.

The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Friday February 3, 2017, as Robert T. Reed, 48 of Greenwood, was operating a 1997 Lexus ES300 northbound on Deep Grass Lane south of Hunting Quarter Road.  Reed lost control of the car while negotiating a slight curve and struck a telephone pole before the car overturned and came to a stop.  A search of the car revealed a .22 caliber rifle that was reported stolen July of 2015 from a residence located in the 17000 block of Clendaniel Road, Lincoln.  A 9mm assault rifle and a CO2 powered handgun were also recovered.

Robert Reed, who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene and transported to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital.  He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and upon his release was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with three counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Unsafe Speed, Careless Driving, and other traffic related offenses.  He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $8,500.00 cash bond.

Released: 020417 2035


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