Crash Investigation Leads To Selbyville Man’s Arrest In Dewey Beach

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James Feger

A Selbyville man is facing a lengthy list of charges after being pulled over in Dewey Beach while driving an SUV with heavy front end damage.

Dewey Beach police said the driver was also passing vehicles on the shoulder. An investigation determined that the vehicle had been involved in a personal injury accident a few blocks north.

31-year-old James Feger was taken into custody. According to police, a search turned up several tablets of various types and 13 bags of heroin.

Police also discovered that Feger was wanted in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. When told of this, police say Feger became combative and resisted arrest, causing minor injuries to at least one officer.

Officers from Rehoboth Beach Police and Delaware State Police responded, and a Taser was deployed.

Dewey Beach police released this list of charges against James Feger:

Charges
Possess/consume prescription drug without a prescription: Released on Own Recognizance
Possess/consume a controlled or counterfeit substance: Released on Own Recognizance
Possess/consume a controlled or counterfeit substance: Released on Own Recognizance
Possess/consume a controlled or counterfeit substance: Released on Own Recognizance
Possess/consume a controlled or counterfeit substance: Released on Own Recognizance

Possession of drug paraphernalia: Released on Own Recognizance
Leaving the scene of a collision resulting in personal injury: Released on Own Recognizance
Driving while suspended or revoked: Released on Own Recognizance
Failure to report a collision resulting in injury: Released on Own Recognizance
Failure to have insurance identification: Released on Own Recognizance
Failure to stop at a red light: Released on Own Recognizance
Inattentive driving: Released on Own Recognizance
Removing or attempting to remove a firearm from the possession of a law-enforcement officer:
Released Unsecured Bond
Resisting arrest with force or violence: Released Unsecured Bond
Escape: Released Unsecured Bond
Offensive touching of a Law Enforcement Officer: Released Unsecured Bond
Offensive touching of a Law Enforcement Officer: Released Unsecured Bond
Criminal mischief: Released Unsecured Bond
Criminal mischief: Released Unsecured Bond
Out of state fugitive: Released Unsecured Bond

On December 17, 2021, at approximately 3:56 PM a Dewey Beach Police Officer observed a
Chevy Trailblazer traveling southbound on Coastal Highway. The officer observed that the vehicle
had heavy front end damage and was passing vehicles on the shoulder. A traffic stop was
initiated and the driver was identified as James Feger (31) of Selbyville, Delaware. Shortly after
the traffic stop the officer was notified that this vehicle was involved in a personal injury accident
several blocks north in Dewey Beach. Feger was placed into custody and a search of the vehicle
was conducted. Two Xanax tablets, Ten Oxycodone tablets, Twenty Five Clonidine tablets and
thirteen bags of Heroin were recovered from the vehicle. The operator of the other vehicle, was
treated for a laceration to the forehead and was released by the Rehoboth Beach Fire
Department. Feger was transported to the Dewey Beach Police Department where he was
charged with numerous drug and traffic offenses. Feger was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace
Court, #3 in Georgetown, Delaware, where he was given an unsecured bond to appear.
After processing, it was discovered that Feger was actively wanted by Anne Arundel County,
Maryland, for a No Bond bench warrant. This is regarding a possession with intent to distribute a
controlled dangerous substance charge from 2018. Upon notifying Feger of the warrant he
became combative. He actively resisted two Dewey Beach police officers and a Taser was
deployed. Feger was able to escape the Dewey Beach Police Department and actively resisted
the officers outside of the building. Officers from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department and
Delaware State Police responded to assist. The officer’s suffered minor injury and sustained
approximately $300.00 in damages to their personal property. Feger was re-arraigned at the
Justice of the Peace Court, #3 where he was charged with three additional felonies and
numerous misdemeanors. He was also arraigned regarding the out of state warrant from Anne
Arundel County. He was released on an Unsecured Bond.

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