Brief Foot Chase Leaves Wilmington Officer With Minor Injuries

Wilmington – On Tuesday 14, 2017 at about 9:00 p.m., County Police Mobile Enforcement Team officers (MET) were conducting proactive patrol in the City of Wilmington when they stopped a black Mercury Grand Marquis for a traffic violation on W 4th Street at N Adams St. Officers made contact with the driver and passenger, later identified as Corey Stanley, according to new Castle County Police Spokesman JP Piser.

Corey Stanley
Corey Stanley

Piser said that MET officers detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and asked for identification from the driver and Corey Stanley. Corey Stanley provided police with a false name, said Piser.

When police removed Corey Stanley from the vehicle to arrest him, a brief struggle ensued and Corey Stanley fled on foot, said Piser. Officers pursued on foot and observed Corey Stanley throw something as he was running, according to Piser. Officers were able to apprehend Corey Stanley without further issue, and found that he discarded a loaded handgun with a round chambered and Oxycodone pills, said Piser.

Upon a search of the vehicle, MET officers located marijuana, according to Piser.

An assisting Wilmington Police officer, identified as a 8 year veteran of the force, suffered a minor injury to his right ankle and was transported to the Wilmington Hospital where he was treated and released.

Corey Stanley was charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited due to a previous felony conviction, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited due to a previous felony conviction, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm and a controlled substance at the same time, felony resisting arrest, criminal impersonation, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. He was arraigned and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $27,500 cash-only bail.

The driver was issued traffic citations and released at the scene.

Image Credits: Wilmington PD, NCCPD

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