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Man Arrested After Retrieving Gun From Towed Car


NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police have arrested a man who they say got a handgun out of a car that was being towed.

It happened about 1 a.m. Sunday at a convenience store in New Castle. Police say towing company employees were about to remove a car when went into the vehicle, removed a handgun and ran away.

Troopers later saw a man at a fast-food restaurant parking lot and searched him. Police say they found a loaded .45 caliber Hi-Point semi-automatic handgun, marijuana and crack cocaine on the man.

Twenty-five-year-old Elwood Barrett of Wilmington has been charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, and possession of marijuana and crack cocaine.

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