Wanted Man Attempts To Flee Dover Police By Ramming Vehicles

The Dover Police Department arrested Zakeer Washington (27) on drug and gun charges early Friday morning after a drug investigation, according to Public Information Officer Master Corporal Ryan Schmid.

Schmid said the Dover Police Department’s Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit and Street Crimes Unit began an investigation into Washington after learning he was going to be in the parking lot of Bally’s Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway in Dover with drugs.

Officers responded to Bally’s and attempted to contact Washington inside of a vehicle. Washington began ramming police vehicles in an attempt to flee, however, he was taken into custody shortly thereafter without further incident said Schmid.

A search of Washington’s vehicle led to the discovery of 1.312 grams of heroin/fentanyl, a 9mm handgun, and $2,233 of suspected drug proceeds, according to Schmid. It was later found that Washington was also wanted on unrelated charges by the Bridgeville Police Department.

Washington was charged with the following offenses and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $104,100 cash bail:

-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 1 Quantity
-Resisting Arrest with force or violence
-Drug Paraphernalia

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