Police: Stolen Gun Found In Car After Crash

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Greenwood – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Greenwood man after guns were located in the car he was driving and crashed, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal

Robert T. Reed (2011 Photo)
Robert T. Reed (2011 Photo)

Gary Fournier.

Fournier said that around 6:30 p.m. Friday February 3, 2017, Robert T. Reed, 48 of Greenwood, was operating a 1997 Lexus ES300 northbound on Deep Grass Lane south of Hunting Quarter Road.

Reed lost control of the car while negotiating a slight curve and struck a telephone pole before the car overturned and came to a stop, said Fournier. A search of the car revealed a .22 caliber rifle that was reported stolen July of 2015 from a residence located in the 17000 block of Clendaniel Road, Lincoln, according to Fournier. A 9mm assault rifle and a CO2 powered handgun were also recovered.

Robert Reed, who was properly restrained, was removed from the scene and transported to Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and upon his release was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with three counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Driving While Suspended or Revoked, Unsafe Speed, Careless Robert T. Reed GunsDriving, and other traffic related offenses. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $8,500.00 cash bond.

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