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Georgetown Traffic Stop Leads to Foot and Car Chase

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- A Greenwood man has been arrested after a traffic stop led to a pursuit and the recovery of drugs and a stolen firearm, according to the Georgetown Police Department. 

Officers saw a white Hyundai car with expired registration traveling on North Bedford Street on Tuesday around 11 a.m., police said.

When officers contacted the driver, 30-year-old Paul Edwards, they said he ran from him. During the foot pursuit, Edwards managed to return to his car and drove away from the officers, police said.

Officers followed the car through several streets in Georgetown until the Hyundai crashed into a fence on Lynch's Lane, according to police. 

After the crash, Edwards crawled out of the passenger side of the car and began running again, police said.

According to police, a Taser was used and Edwards was taken into custody. 

A search of Edward's car revealed drug paraphernalia, about 1 gram of marijuana and a semi-automatic handgun, according to police. Further investigation revealed that the handgun found in the car had been reported stolen, police said.

Edwards was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #2 and was committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of $16,606 cash bond. 

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