Officials: Man Facing Charges After Striking Police Vehicle

Wilmington Police arrested a man on gun, drug and traffic charges after he struck a marked police car, officials said Friday.

Authorities said on February 9 at approximately 3:47 p.m. a police officer on proactive patrol was conducting an unrelated vehicle stop in the area of 12th and Northeast Boulevard when another vehicle, operated by 31-year-old Reide Jones, struck the officer’s marked police car, which was parked with its emergency lights activated, and left the scene.

The collision did not result in any injuries, and only caused minor damage to the patrol vehicle. The officer was able to stop the vehicle in the 2100 block of North Claymont Street and took Jones into custody without incident. Officers recovered a loaded 9mm handgun, .7 grams of marijuana, and an open container of alcohol, according to police.

Jones was charged with the following offenses in addition to numerous traffic violations:
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Firearm while also in Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of an Open Container

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $2,260 secured bail.

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