Baltimore man faces gun charges after fleeing from Rehoboth Beach police

August 22, 2022

A Baltimore man faces gun charges after leading Rehoboth Beach police on a short chase Aug. 21.

A Rehoboth Beach officer on bike patrol at 9:30 a.m. stopped Deandre T. Patterson, 32, in the second block of Rehoboth Avenue when he suspected Patterson was smoking marijuana in public, said Lt. Jaime Riddle of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department.

Patterson fled on foot, heading to the first block of Baltimore Avenue, where he ducked into an alley before police arrested him at the east end of Baltimore Avenue near the Boardwalk, Riddle said. In the alley, he said, police found a bag containing a loaded P80 Glock handgun with no serial number, and an extended 27-round Glock magazine.

Patterson is facing four felony charges that include possession of an untraceable firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and tampering with and/or suppressing physical evidence. Patterson was also charged with two misdemeanor counts – resisting arrest and consumption of a personal-use quantity of marijuana in a public area.  

Patterson was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $18,600 cash-only bail.  

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