Troopers Arrest Man for DUI and Felony Gun Charges

The Delaware State Police arrested 32-year-old Marcus Echard of Salisbury, Maryland, for DUI, drug, and gun charges following a traffic stop Tuesday morning in Bridgeville.

On December 19, 2023, at approximately 10:30 a.m., troopers patrolling Mill Park Drive in Bridgeville noticed a white Volkswagen Jetta traveling towards them on the wrong side of the road. The troopers were able to avoid being hit by the Jetta, turned around, and activated their emergency equipment. Despite the activation of emergency equipment, the Jetta failed to stop. Troopers eventually stopped the car on Coverdale Road and identified the driver as Marcus Echard. While conversing with troopers, Echard showed signs of impairment, leading to his arrest. A search of his person revealed drug paraphernalia. Further inspection of the vehicle revealed a concealed handgun and additional drug paraphernalia.

Echard was taken to Troop 5, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon/Firearm (Felony)
  • Attempting to Engage in Firearms Transaction (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of a Firearm while Under the Influence
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Other Traffic Offenses

Echard was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $18,210 cash bond.


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