Troopers Arrest Seaford Man for Drug Offenses and Resisting Arrest Following Traffic Stop

Delaware State Police arrested 33-year-old William Matthews of Seaford, Delaware, for drug offenses and resisting arrest following a traffic stop that occurred in Seaford yesterday morning.

On February 16, 2024, at approximately 9:59 a.m., a trooper on patrol in the area of Middleford Road and Old Furnace Road observed a tan Ford Crown Victoria with an equipment violation. The trooper conducted a traffic stop and the Ford came to a stop at a residence on Hastings Farm Road. Immediately after stopping, the Ford’s driver, later identified as William Matthews, fled from the car while holding a green container. A foot chase ensued into the residence’s backyard as Matthews disregarded multiple verbal commands by the trooper. Once in the backyard, the trooper observed Matthews attempting to hide the green container under a shed. Matthews continued to not comply with verbal commands and was ultimately taken into custody after a taser deployment was utilized. Troopers recovered the green container, which contained approximately 44 plastic capsules containing crack/cocaine weighing approximately 23.97 grams, a personal use quantity of marijuana, and $111.

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

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance Tier 2 Quantity (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest (Felony)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Operating a Vehicle with Improper Window Tint

Matthews was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on an $11,000 secured bond.

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