Tevon Savage and Rick Barth were under the influence when arrested
Milford police are reporting the arrest of a fugitive as well as a second man following a confrontation with police in the city.
Following an investigation that lasted several weeks, the U.S. Marshal’s Service First State Fugitive Task Force located 28-year-old Tevon Savage of Millsboro, riding as a passenger in a parking lot on Linstone Lane, Milford Det. Timothy Maloney said.
Maloney identified the driver as Rick Barth, 34, of Lewes.
When task force officers tried to make contact with Savage, Barth put the vehicle in reverse and hit a task force officer’s vehicle parked behind the pick-up. From there, Barth surrendered, but Savage tried to take control of the truck and drive toward task force officers, which were in front of the vehicle.
However, officers reached the vehicle and prevented Savage from driving forward, Maloney said.
Both men resisted arrest but were subdued, he added.
A search of the truck turned up three bundles, or 30 bags, of heroin and marijuana in plain view. Police later determined Barth was under the influence when he was driving in the parking lot, Maloney said.
Both men are charged with manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, resisting arrest with force, conspiracy, reckless endangering, criminal mischief over $1,000 and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Barth additionally was charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
In addition to the above, Savage is charged with possession of marijuana; he also was wanted on domestic-related assault charges out of the Milton Police Department and a sex offender violation out of DSP Troop 4.
He also had a violation of probation capias out of Sussex County Superior Court and two failure to pay capiases out of Sussex County Court of Common Pleas and Sussex County Family Court.
Because both were under the influence, they were held at the Department of Correction until they were sober enough to appear in court.
Barth was ordered held on an $11,000 secured bond while Savage was ordered held in lieu of a $9,000 secured bail.