Troopers Arrest Man on Gun Charges

The Delaware State Police have arrested 28-year-old Evelio Alvarez of Frankford, Delaware on gun charges following a traffic stop that took place late Saturday night.

On May 6, 2023, at approximately 11:44 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the 36000 block of Robin Hood Road in Delmar regarding a report of a subject with a gun. As troopers were responding to the scene, dispatch advised that the suspect was leaving the area in a silver Dodge Durango. Troopers found the silver Durango on Old Stage Road in Laurel and conducted a traffic stop. During the stop troopers learned that one of the rear seat passengers, identified as Evelio Alvarez, had a gun. Troopers attempted to take Alvarez into custody, but he refused to listen to commands and physically resisted arrest. Alvarez was detained by troopers and placed in a police vehicle, where he began damaging the interior. Troopers searched the Durango and found a handgun that had been concealed under the front passenger seat.

Computer checks showed that Alvarez, who appeared to be drunk, is a convicted drug offender prohibited from possessing a firearm. Alvarez was taken to Troop 5 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence
  • Criminal Mischief

Alvarez was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $15,100 cash bond.

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