Maryland man facing multiple charges after fleeing police in New Castle

Delaware State Police have arrested 35-year-old Antwan Douglas of Berlin, Maryland on felony drug charges following a vehicle pursuit that occurred in the New Castle area yesterday morning according to .Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on October 29, 2022, at approximately 12:37 a.m., a trooper on patrol observed a brown Chevrolet Impala traveling southbound on Pigeon Point Road approaching the intersection at Lambson Lane. The driver of the Impala failed to stop at the stop sign posted at this intersection, and the trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop. However, the driver failed to comply, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The operator turned onto West Avenue and stopped in the parking lot of the Best Night Inn. The driver, later identified as Antwan Douglas, exited the vehicle and began fleeing on foot. Troopers gave chase and took Douglas into custody a short time later. A search of Douglas led to the discovery of approximately 13.1 grams of crack cocaine.

Douglas was transported to Troop 2 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity (Felony)
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Numerous traffic offenses

Douglas was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 11 and issued a $5,700 unsecured bond. However, he was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $3,000 cash bond after being arraigned on two active capiases for Violation of Probation.