Troopers Arrest Man for Multiple Felony Gun Charges During Traffic Stop

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Delaware State Police arrested Martell McManus, 34, of Wilmington, Delaware, for multiple felony gun charges during a traffic stop in Newark yesterday afternoon.

On March 11, 2024, at approximately 1:45 p.m., troopers patrolling the area of I-95 and the Biden Welcome Center, located at 530 John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway, Newark, observed a silver Volvo C70 bearing Delaware registration parked in the lot for several hours. The Volvo’s interior was not visible due to a heavy tint and multiple towels obstructing the windows. Troopers approached the Volvo to check on the safety of any occupants as the service plaza is an area where troopers frequently respond for reports of drug use and drug overdoses. Troopers made contact with the sole occupant of the Volvo, who refused to provide his identification. A computer inquiry of the Volvo’s registration revealed the man, later identified as Martell McManus, was not the registered owner. McManus continued to be evasive about his identity and how he obtained the Volvo. Through investigative means, McManus was identified, and a computer inquiry revealed he had multiple felony warrants for his arrest issued by the New Castle County Police Department. He was subsequently taken into custody without incident. Troopers conducted an inventory search of the Volvo before it was towed and discovered two rifles, one of which had an obliterated serial number, and a rifle magazine with 14 rounds of ammunition in the backseat.

McManus is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition. He was taken to Troop 2, where he was charged with the crimes listed below.

Martell McManus
Martell McManus
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm with a Removed, Obliterated, or Altered Serial Number (Felony)

McManus was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $40,000 cash bond.

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