Milton man arrested Saturday evening.
Delaware State Police Troopers from the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement Team were investigating a car known to be carrying narcotics in the area of Routes 113 and 16, in Ellendale, at 6:55 p.m. Saturday night when they initiated a traffic stop.
The car entered the Royal Farms parking lot at 16979 Beach Highway (Route 16) and came to a stop near the gas pumps as troopers activated their emergency lights, but as they began to exit their vehicle, the car sped off, headed west on Route 16. The suspect drove recklessly at high speeds, at times failing to stop at stop signs, running other cars off the road, and driving on the wrong side of the road and through yards. He eventually made a turn onto Coverdale Road and then onto Mill Park Drive before stopping in a private driveway and attempted to flee on foot, but ran directly in front of a patrol vehicle and was struck.
The suspect was identified as 25-year-old David Harmon of Milton and was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted for a minor injury. A search of the car found a handgun, ammunition, drug paraphernalia, and 20 bags of heroin weighing over two grams.
Harmon was charged with the following: possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance with an aggravating factor, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by person prohibited, possession of heroin, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, tampering with physical evidence, disregarding a police officer signal, five counts of second degree reckless endangering, resisting arrest, third degree criminal trespassing, driving while suspended or revoked, five counts of reckless driving, aggressive driving, four counts of failure to signal, three counts of failure to stop at stop sign, five counts of driving at unreasonable or imprudent speed, improper passing, and five counts of driving on the wrong side of the roadway.
Harmon is also a person prohibited from carrying a firearm due to a drug dealing conviction in February of 2015 and was driving on a suspended license. He was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $82,000 cash bond.