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Shots Fired Complaints Lead to Arrest of Georgetown Man-Georgetown


Date Posted: Monday, April 27th, 2020

Georgetown- The Delaware State Police have arrested 23-year-old Jeff T. Cotonon-Ramos, of Georgetown on weapon charges stemming from multiple shots fired complaints.

The incident occurred on April 26, 2020 at approximately 7:20 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the area of Briarwood Road, Georgetown, in reference to a shots fired complaint.  Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with a resident who stated they heard gunshots from their residence and saw a blue in color Toyota Corolla traveling on Briarwood Road.  A second report of shots fired was then reported in the area of Shingle Point Road.  A Trooper observed a blue Toyota Corolla with registration tags matching those provided by a witness traveling northbound on Sand Hill Road approaching Sand Hill Lane.  A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, a 24-year-old male of Georgetown, and passenger Jeff Cotonon-Ramos.  An odor of alcohol was detected and a DUI investigation ensued.

Further investigation led to the discovery of a Glock 19 firearm along with 9mm round casings on the passenger’s side floor of the vehicle.  Both the driver and Cotonon-Ramos were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 4.  There were no reports of injuries or anything being struck as a result of this incident.

Cotonon-Ramos was charged with the following:

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon A Firearm (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm while under the influence
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Fail to Obey an Emergency Order

Cotonon-Ramos was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $5500.00 secured bond.

The 24-year-old male was charged with misdemeanor offenses including the following:

  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence
  • Fail to Obey an Emergency Order
  • Conspiracy Third Degree

He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $3000.00 cash only bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 042720 0902

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