Dewey police arrest man found with fully loaded handgun

August 2, 2022

A 24-year-old Milford man is facing a felony charge after police found a loaded handgun in his car July 31 in Dewey Beach. 

Officers pulled over Dontwain Cornish about 1:30 a.m. for a routine traffic stop. Police say marijuana was seen in plain view and Cornish admitted to having a concealed firearm in the car. Officers recovered a fully loaded SAR 9 mm handgun and another fully loaded magazine.

Cornish was placed into custody and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown. He was released on his own recognizance. Cornish was also cited for traffic charges related to the incident.


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