This Is The Police Chase All Of You Were Messaging Us About Yesterday

Delaware State Police arrested Marquez Brewer, 22, of Bridgeville, Thursday afternoon on a felony warrant after leading troopers on a vehicle pursuit, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on July 1, 2021, Delaware State Police responded to Red Mill Inn located at 16218 Coastal Highway, Lewes, attempting to locate Marquez Brewer. Brewer was wanted on an active felony warrant for a shooting incident on Mill Park Drive in the Coverdale Community in Bridgeville. Troopers observed Brewer exit a vehicle in the parking lot and begin to walk to the motel. When troopers attempted to contact Brewer, he ran to his car and escaped the parking lot by striking a motel pillar.

Brewer struck two Delaware State Police cars during the pursuit and continued to flee at a high rate of speed, said Pepper. Brewer then struck a civilian vehicle on Gravel Hill Road but continued fleeing until he lost control of his vehicle and went into a field on Holly Tree Road near Ellendale. Brewer attempted to drive through the field, but troopers were able to disable his vehicle and end the pursuit. Brewer was removed from his car as he continued to resist arrest before he was eventually taken into custody.

The troopers and other drivers struck by Brewer were uninjured. He was transported to Milford Bayhealth for minor injuries and medically cleared. He was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 4, where he was charged with the following crimes:

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony)
Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
Brewer was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution for Violation of Probation and a $25,000.00 secured bond.

Charges related to the vehicle pursuit and collisions are pending at this time.

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