Police: Man Who Reached For Knife After Crash Released From Jail, Gun Found

Andrew C. Edington

Woodside – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man for a possession of a gun after he was involved in a traffic crash and fled the scene, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the incident occurred around 1:43 p.m. Saturday April 8, 2017 as a 32-year-old male was operating a 2005 Toyota Camry southbound on South DuPont Highway (US13) just north of Walnut Shade Road.

Andrew C. Edington, 25 of Dover, was operating a 1999 Ford F150 pickup truck southbound on US13 behind the Camry when he struck the rear bumper with his front bumper, according to Fournier. The pickup truck continued southbound after the impact and was followed by the victim and other witnesses, said Fournier. Troopers were able to locate the Ford traveling westbound on Plymouth Road just west of US-13 and a traffic stop was conducted.

Andrew Edington was contacted in the driver’s seat and was taken into custody without incident after he reached for a large knife inside the cab of the truck, according to Fournier. A search of the vehicle revealed a .38 caliber revolver hidden behind a broken piece of plastic trim beneath the front console along with various items of drug paraphernalia, added Fournier. A computer inquiry revealed he is prohibited from purchasing or possessing any firearm due to a 2013 drug conviction.

Edington was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Collision, Failure to Have Insurance in Possession, Following a Motor Vehicle Too Closely, and Failure to Report a Property Damage Collision. He was arraigned at JP7 and released on $10,800.00 unsecured bond.

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