Tuesday-night traffic incidents lead to multiple arrests

WILMINGTON — Tuesday evening, Wilmington Police Department made multiple arrests during traffic stops, and helped Chalortte Mecklenburg PD locate a stolen vehicle.

Close to 5 p.m. Tuesday, as WPD attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle in pursuit fled once officers activated emergency lights. Forty-one-year-old Montreyon Jackson headed west on Martin Street; officers eventually were able to arrest Jackson. A K-9 searched the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia, plus a gun was recovered in brush close to the roadway. Jackson was charged with speeding to elude arrest, driving while license revoked, sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Also on Tuesday, around 6:30 p.m., WPD worked in cooperation with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police to locate a stolen vehicle in Wilmington. At the Comfort Suites on Market Street, WPD officers arrested 40-year-old James Martin Hildebrand for possession of a stolen vehicle. Hildebrand is being held on a $15,000 bond.

Later in the evening around 10:50, Wilmington Police Department attempted to pull over a vehicle at 3400 S. College Rd. for a revoked registration. Police had to call after the car to pull over when the driver refused to stop. Once stationary, police searched the vehicle and found a handgun beside the driver’s seat. They charged 22-year-old Castle Hayne resident De’Marcus Gaines with operating a vehicle with no insurance, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a stolen firearm. Gaines is being held under a $50,000 bond.

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