Police: Man Charged After Fleeing With Hand Gun During Traffic Stop

Delaware State Police have arrested 25-year-old Andrew Long of Millsboro on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop Saturday night, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said that on April 2, 2022, at approximately 7:06 p.m., a trooper on patrol in the area of Park Avenue in Georgetown observed a Blue Ford Explorer operated by Long who had active warrants for his arrest and did not possess a valid license.

A traffic stop was initiated, and upon Long pulling his vehicle to the shoulder of the roadway, he immediately exited and began to flee on foot while carrying a handgun said Hatchell. The trooper chased the suspect and gave verbal commands. Long eventually gave up, dropped the gun, and was subsequently taken into custody without further incident. The loaded 9mm handgun was recovered and a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 1.3 grams of marijuana according to Hatchell. A computer inquiry revealed Long is a person prohibited from possessing a weapon added Hatchell.

Long was transported to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following crimes:

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by Person Prohibited (Felony)- 3 counts
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
Resisting Arrest
Possession of Marijuana
Driving While Suspended
Failure to Have Insurance
Failure to Wear Seatbelt

Long was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $101,502 cash bond.

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