Two charged after leading police on chase near Rehoboth Beach
Two people face charges after leading police on a chase Sept. 22 that ended near Rehoboth Beach.
The chase began at 1:26 a.m. when police observed a 2021 Nissan Altima speeding southbound on Route 1 north of Cave Neck Road, said Sr. Cpl. Leonard DeMalto of the Delaware State Police.
The trooper tried to stop the car, but the driver sped away still heading southbound, DeMalto said. Another trooper in the Lewes area deployed a tire deflation device to disable the Altima, DeMalto said, and the vehicle came to a stop in the area of the Crab House restaurant near Rehoboth Beach.
The driver, Sarah Campbell, 27, of Dover, and passenger Davonta Brown, 29, of Woodside, were taken into custody without incident. Inside the car, police found about 140 grams of marijuana, 0.56 grams of suspected heroin, a prescription pill, various items of drug paraphernalia, and a .22-caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number. Computer checks of Brown revealed that he was a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Both Campbell and Brown were transported to Troop 7 and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a weapon with an obliterated serial number, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and drug charges.
Brown was also charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, and Campbell faces traffic violations.
Both were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of cash bail: Brown on $60,750, and Campbell on $43,000.