On July 19, 2023, at about 1300 hours, Newark Police were dispatched to a hotel in the 1100-block of South College Avenue to check on the welfare of an individual at the hotel. Officers contacted Ryan McCool, 41, of Elkton, MD. He initially provided officers with a false name.
McCool was found in possession of a knife, brass knuckles and a handgun. In addition, he was found in possession of heroin, crack cocaine and a prescription medication not prescribed to him. McCool is prohibited by law from possessing deadly weapons.
An investigation into his vehicle parked in the parking lot revealed that it was displaying a license plate recently reported stolen to New Castle County Police.
McCool was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:
McCool appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $28,100 cash bail. McCool was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.