Troopers Arrest Viola Man in Stolen GMC Following Pursuit

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Delaware State Police arrested 32-year-old Jacob McCulley of Viola, Delaware, for multiple offenses following a pursuit in a stolen GMC Terrain last night in Dover.

On June 12, 2024, at approximately 10:17 p.m. a trooper on patrol on Route 13 near POW/MIA Parkway, saw a black GMC Terrain fail to stop at a stop sign. The trooper learned that the GMC was reported stolen and tried to pull it over, but it sped away northbound. During the pursuit, the GMC drove in a reckless manner on several Dover area streets and roads until it hit a marked Dover Police Department Tahoe on Wyoming Avenue and New Burton Road. After hitting the police Tahoe, the driver, identified as Jacob McCulley, fled on foot, but was quickly arrested. After a search of McCulley and the GMC, troopers found heroin and drug paraphernalia. No one was injured during the incident.

McCulley was taken to Troop 3, where he was charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7, and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $5,458 secured bond.

Jacob McCulley











  • Receiving Stolen Property over $1,500 (Felony)
  • Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Numerous Traffic Violations

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