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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest

Date Posted: Thursday, January 25th, 2024

News Release

Delaware State Police arrested 32-year-old Alonzo Coker of Felton, Delaware, for felony gun charges following a traffic stop in Milton on Tuesday morning.

On January 23, 2024, at approximately 7:10 a.m., a trooper patrolling the area of Coastal Highway and Eagle Crest Road in Milton observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Coastal Highway at a high rate of speed. The trooper initiated a traffic stop and contacted the driver, Alonzo Coker. A computer inquiry of Coker revealed his driver’s license was revoked. When the trooper contacted Coker again, he observed a firearm concealed under items on the floorboard. A computer check confirmed that Coker was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm. He was taken into custody without incident.

Coker was transported to Troop 7, where he was charged with the below offenses, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $25,101 cash bond.

Alonzo Coker











  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Driving with a Suspended or Revoked Driver’s License
  • Speeding
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