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Dover Police Chase Ends With Md. Fugitive's Arrest

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DOVER, Del.- A Maryland fugitive is behind bars leading Dover police officers on a chase through the city early Tuesday afternoon.

William Black, 39, of Chestertown, Md., is charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, disregarding a police officer's signal, reckless driving, second-degree reckless endangering and aggressive driving.

Dover police said Black's arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred at around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, when officers responded to the Sleep Inn on North DuPont Highway to investigate a report of a handgun left inside one of the rooms.

Officers said they found a .25-caliber handgun, and both .25 and 9mm ammunition, along with multiple items of drug paraphernalia in the room. According to police, an investigation revealed that Black had possessed those items. Officers awaited his return to the hotel after determining that he was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm. Police said that when Black returned to the hotel and spotted the officers, he fled in a vehicle and nearly struck one of them.

Police said Black led officers on a car chase that ended in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart north of Dover. Black was taken into custody and found to be a fugitive from Maryland. Following his arrest on the aforementioned charges, he was ordered held in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $17,500 secured bond.

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