New Castle – The New Castle County Police (NCCPD) have charged Antione Warner, 22, of New Castle, Scott Knupp, 24, of Wilmington and Tyseer Gates, 18, of Wilmington with weapon related offenses after proactive patrols in the area led to the detection of a suspicious vehicle at the Garfield Park PAL, according to NCCPD Spokeswoman Tracy Duffy
Duffy said on Sunday (May 28) at approximately midnight, officers were conducting proactive patrols in the area as a result of the recent shootings. During a check of the Garfield Park PAL the officers observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.
The officer contacted the driver, later identified as Warner who had multiple capiases, according to Duffy. The front seat passenger, Knupp, advised officers he had a handgun under the driver’s seat and the back seat passenger, Gates, provided officers with a false name, said Duffy.
Duffy said A search warrant on Knupp’s vehicle yielded a silver handgun under the driver’s seat, a silver handgun in the glove box, a 30 caliber carbine round and 26 grams of powder cocaine.
Antione Warner was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $30,000 cash bail.
Scott Knupp was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He was arraigned and issued a $3,000 cash bail and issued a no contact order.
Tyseer Gates was charged with criminal impersonation, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $4,000 cash bail and issued a no contact order.