Dover Man Arrested on Drug and Firearm Charges

Incident Number:  50-24-23705

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024 at 4:04 a.m.

Location: Unit Block of South New Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email:


The Dover Police Department has arrested Agmere Matthews, 32, of Dover, on drug and firearm charges following a shots fired complaint early Wednesday morning. The investigation began at 4:04 a.m., when Dover Police was called to the unit block of South New Street for the report of shots fired. Officers were able to review downtown surveillance and observe a suspect in the area holding a firearm. Officers responded to the area and took the suspect, identified as Matthews, into custody without incident. Officers located 23 grams of crack cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of money on Matthews when he was taken into custody. Officers also located a Walther .38 caliber firearm after canvassing the area that Matthews had come from prior to being taken into custody.

Matthews was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

Matthews was committed to SCI on $55,000 secured bail on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Tier 2 Quantity
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited

Matthews is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Agmere Matthews
Dover, DE

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