Drug Suspect Escapes Capture At Dover Mall

Dover – The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit (KDU) is currently looking for a subject that fled through the Dover Mall after he was observed preparing to conduct a drug transaction, according to police.

Traymere E. Stevens, 20 of Magnolia, is wanted for Tier 5 Drug Dealing, Resisting Arrest, and other drug related offenses after he fled on foot into the Dover Mall, according to authorities.  Police said that Stevens observed troopers closing in on him during a drug transaction, that was to take place in the parking lot of the mall.

The incident took place around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night in the parking lot near Macy’s Department Store.  Troopers said they were preparing to arrest Stevens for delivering a large amount of heroin when he ran into the Macy’s and continued through the mall toward JC Penny where fled out of sight.

Troopers assigned to KDU, Kent County Governor’s Task Force (GTF), and the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), pursued Stevens into the mall and continued to search the businesses with additional assistance from Dover Police Department and various police K9 units.  A large amount of heroin was seized during this investigation and by 10:00 p.m., the search was completed without locating Stevens., police said.  No patrons in the mall were injured.

Traymere Stevens is described as a black male, 5’07” tall, 140 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt and shorts.

Image Credits: Delaware State Police


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