WILMINGTON — In response to a spree of shootings in November, the Wilmington Police Department (WPD) arrested four validated gang members over the weekend for gun-related crimes.
Three of the men arrested are also facing drug charges, according to a release from WPD spokesperson Jennifer Dandron on Monday afternoon.
The arrestees were Andre Hall, Xavier Hall, Calvin Maynor, and Dy’Kill Williams.
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The Andre and Xavier Hall were arrested after both attempted to flee officers after a routine traffic stop on the 500 block of Anderson Street on Sunday afternoon. Although Xavier, 26, was apprehended without incident, Andre, 31, “punched the deputy in the face causing injury,” Dandron said.
Officers located 45 bindles of heroin on Andre and a loaded handgun on Xavier. Both were transported to New Hanover County Jail; Andre received a $230,000 secured bond while Xavier received a $100,000 secured bond.
Maynor, 39, also attempted to flee officers who had conducted a traffic stop for speeding in the Creekwood area on Friday afternoon. He was “quickly apprehended,” according to Dandron, and found in possession of a stolen firearm, nearly 80 grams of cocaine, seven dosage units of MDMA (known as Molly), and 20 grams of marijuana.
He was transported to New Hanover County Jail “where he was held on no bond plus $1,000,000 for the on-view charges,” according to Dandron.
Williams, 18, was arrested late Sunday night in Maides Park for possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. After a consented search of the vehicle he was in, an officer located a firearm, which Williams said belonged to him.
Dandron referred to a city ordinance stating that nobody shall be in city parks 30 minutes after the sun sets. He was taken to New Hanover County Jail and given a $126,000 bond.