Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Magnolia- Delaware State Police arrested a Dover teenager after it was discovered that he was in possession of a firearm.
The incident occurred on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at approximately 11:09 a.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the area of Mckinley Circle for reports of an individual with a handgun. Upon arrival, Troopers observed 15-year-old Davion Scott standing in the area, and proceeding to walk away as he saw the police vehicle. Scott was given verbal commands to stop, at which point he was observed reaching for an object in his waistband. Scott then proceeded to remove a handgun from his waistband and threw it underneath a parked vehicle. Troopers were able to take Scott into custody without further incident. A black handgun with an obliterated serial number and loaded with a magazine containing 3 45 rounds was recovered from the scene.
Scott was transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Juvenile, Possession of a Weapon with an Obliterated Serial Number, Resisting Arrest, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. He was arraigned in the presence of his father before the Justice of the Peace Court 7. Scott was released to his father’s custody on $32,000.00 unsecured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 041618 1035