On July 12, 2019, Newark Officers located Kevon Gavin, 20, who was sought on various drug charges, at Glasgow Park in the 2000 block of Pulaski Highway. As Gavin began to get into a vehicle, officers attempted to arrest him. Gavin resisted arrest by flailing his arms and attempting to break free. Gavin was eventually taken into custody and placed into a police vehicle.
While officers were dealing with other persons present at the scene, Gavin was able to exit the vehicle – still handcuffed – and started to run from the scene. Officers engaged in a short foot pursuit with Gavin and he was taken into custody without further incident.
Gavin was charged with the following offenses for the original drug-related warrant:
In addition to the above charges, Gavin was charged with Resisting Arrest and Escape Third Degree for his actions on July 12th.
Gavin appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 in New Castle and was ordered held on a total of $101,000 secured bail. Gavin’s custody was transferred to the Howard R Young Correctional Facility in Wilmington.