Wilmington Man Arrested After Fleeing Police in Stolen Vehicle

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Incident Number:  50-23-27623

Date/Time: Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 10:25 p.m.

Location: 400 Block of College Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: [email protected]

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested King Grasty, 19, of Wilmington, for possessing a stolen vehicle following a stop Saturday night. The investigation began when officers were notified of a stolen vehicle traveling in the area of North DuPont Highway and Scarborough Road. Officers responded to the area, and located the vehicle traveling southbound on the highway, turning on to College Road. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 400 block of College Road at which time the vehicle fled toward Delaware State University’s campus. The vehicle stopped in the area of DSU and three occupants exited the vehicle, running from officers. Officers were able to take the driver, Grasty, into custody after a foot pursuit. Officers located 3.2 grams of crack cocaine on Grasty following a search. Officers also located a 9mm handgun in the path where the other two occupants fled. Grasty was transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

Grasty was released on $4,350, unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Receiving Stolen Property
-Disregarding a Police Officer Signal
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of a Controlled Substance

King Grasty
Wilmington, DE

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