Delaware State Police

Traffic Stop Leads to Weapons Charges-New Castle (19720)

Michael T. Davis
Michael T. Davis Jr.

New Castle (19720)– The New Castle County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) has arrested a subject for weapons charges after being stopped for a traffic violation.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at approximately 2:45 a.m. as members of GTF conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Christiana Road (SR 273) and Fresconi Court on a 2014 Dodge Charger for a traffic violation.  The driver was identified as 28-year-old Michael T. Davis Jr. of Glenside PA.  During the stop, it was learned that Davis was a subject on probation from Pennsylvania for felony firearm charges and he was in violation of probation for curfew and being out of state.  Upon contact with Davis, officers detected an odor of marijuana from the vehicle and subsequently had him exit the vehicle.  A search of Davis’ vehicle was conducted, and located was a .40 caliber Glock handgun concealed in the dashboard.  When Davis observed the GTF members locate the firearm, he reacted by pushing unit members and attempting to flee on foot.  A brief foot pursuit ensued in which Davis was eventually taken into custody.

Davis was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession of Ammunition by Person Prohibited, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Assault 2nd on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Operating a Vehicle With Improper Window Tint.  Davis was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $33,502.00 cash only bond.

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