Traffic stop turns confrontational, leads to arrests

WILMINGTON — On Tuesday, Feb. 16, just after 10 p.m., officers of the Wilmington Police Department pulled over a vehicle in the 1600 block of Queen Street for tinted window and equipment violations. As they spoke to the driver, 19-year-old Myshaun Vaughn, they noticed a marijuana smell, and asked Vaughn and the passenger, 19-year-old Jamond Davis, to exit the vehicle.

When Davis stepped out, the officer positioned him for a search when Davis fled on foot. As the officer caught him and struggled to take him into custody, a handgun fell from Davis’ waistband.

It’s the seventh gun officers have confiscated in Wilmington since Friday, Feb. 12.

Officers also found marijuana during the search.

Davis, who also spit at the officers, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, malicious conduct by prisoner, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, assault on LEO, and resist/delay/obstruct. He received a $50,000 secured bond.

Vaughn was arrested and given a $10,000 unsecured bond.

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