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.