Troopers Chase Car Stolen In Philly Through Delaware Wednesday

The Delaware State Police have arrested 19-year-old Tahvon Hughes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after he fled from a traffic stop in a stolen car Wednesday morning in Millsboro.

Officials said on March 29, 2023, at approximately 10:50 a.m., troopers responded to Gravel Hill Road near Zoar Road regarding a stolen 2018 gray BMW X5 that was traveling through the area.

The owner of the BMW was able to provide GPS coordinates to police dispatchers, and a trooper saw the car headed southbound on Gravel Hill Road. Troopers attempted to stop the BMW on Gravel Hill Road south of Mount Joy Road, but the driver sped away.

Troopers briefly pursued the stolen car until a State Police helicopter obtained a view of the vehicle. The suspect continued speeding through Millsboro and eventually began traveling northbound toward Milton. With the helicopter still maintaining a visual on the car, the suspect proceeded through Milton and began heading northbound on Coastal Highway towards Milford. The driver stopped on Coastal Highway just north of Sharps Road, where he turned the car off. The driver, identified as Tahvon Hughes, was subsequently taken into custody without incident.

Troopers confirmed that the BMW had been reported as stolen by the Philadelphia Police Department earlier that day.

Hughes was taken to Troop 4 and charged with the following offenses:

  • Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
  • Numerous traffic charges

Hughes was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $4,150 cash bond.

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