DELMAR — A 30-year-old Millsboro man was arrested on gun charges following a traffic stop Friday, Delaware State Police said.
Spokesman Senior Cpl. Leonard DeMalto said, at approximately 2:03 a.m., a trooper saw a red Dodge pickup traveling east on Line Road, east of Stable Lane. The trooper observed that the truck had dark window tinting but did not have a tint waiver on file with the Division of Motor Vehicles.
He attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver disregarded the lights and siren, Cpl. DeMalto said. The driver continued for over a mile before stopping on Pepperbox Road, where he was taken into custody without further incident.
The trooper learned that the driver, Aaron Goodman, had three loaded handguns, two assault rifles, a body armor plate carrier and numerous magazines and rounds of ammunition in the truck.
Police also found three baggies of suspected heroin that Mr. Goodman had attempted to hide in the back seat of the police vehicle, Cpl. DeMalto said.
The suspect was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm while possessing a controlled substance (five counts), possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, disregarding a police officer’s signal, resisting arrest and operating a vehicle with improper window tinting. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown, on $73,150 secured bond.