Chase ends in arrest of Brooklyn man on drug, weapons and other charges

GEORGETOWN – Town of Georgetown police arrested a Brooklyn, N.Y. man early Saturday morning on drug and weapons charges after leading police on a high-speed pursuit.

Dakwan Taylor

Dakwan Taylor was taken into custody following a chase on DuPont Boulevard that ended when he lost control of his vehicle in the grass median south of Beach Highway, Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin said.

The incident began at approximately 1:20 a.m. Feb. 17 as Georgetown police observed a moving violation and attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on Dupont Boulevard (US 113).

The vehicle failed to stop and went through the parking lot of Royal Farms and returned to Dupont Boulevard northbound. The vehicle proceeded northbound on Dupont Boulevard at a high rate of speed. While attempting to evade police, the driver of the vehicle entered the southbound lanes of Dupont Boulevard and continued northbound in the wrong direction, Det. Melvin said.

As the driver attempted to cross the grass median just south of Beach Highway he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle came to a rest in the median and the driver got out ran westbound from the scene. Officers located and took custody of the driver without incident, Det. Melvin said.

Guns, ammunition, drugs and cash seized by Georgetown police.

A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of drugs and firearms.

Georgetown police recovered the following items from the vehicle: 3.98 grams of marijuana; 12.74 grams of crack cocaine; 33.45 grams of Heroin, 52 Oxycodone pills and $5,713 in cash.

Georgetown police also recovered a New Frontier Armory .223 rifle, a loaded Taurus 38 special revolver, a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm revolver, a Glock 40 caliber handgun and a FMK 9mm handgun.

Several boxes of ammunition were also located inside the vehicle, Det. Melvin said.

Taylor was arrested for five counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, six counts of possession of a firearm of ammunition by a person prohibited, two counts of possession of a weapon with a removed serial number, disregarding a police officer’s signal, possession of marijuana, criminal mischief over $1,000, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of a property collision accident, reckless driving, driving without a license, failure to obey a traffic control device, inattentive driving, failure to use a turn signal, possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 2 quantity.

Taylor was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on lieu of $493,000 cash bond.

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