A wanted fugitive who waited two hours before coming out of a Dover hotel had a weapon and ammunition with him, according to Dover Police.
Members of the Dover PD Crisis Negotiation Team and Delaware State Police Special Operations Team converged upon the Dover Garden Suites just off South Little Creek Road. 37-year-old Donald Miller and two other occupants surrendered to police after about two hours of negotiations.
Dover Police said Thursday a search warrant obtained for the hotel room turned up a handgun and a loaded magazine.
Miller is charged with possession of a firearm / ammo by a person prohibited, conspiracy, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest. He had been wanted for home invasion, firearm theft and vehicle theft in New Castle County.
A 17-year-old male who was in the hotel room at the time was also wanted and faces similar new charges. A female was with them at the time, but was not charged.
A wanted fugitive has been arrested in Dover after a lengthy negotiation at the Dover Garden Suites on Martin Street.
Dover Police along with members of the Delaware State Police Special Operations Team converged upon the hotel Wednesday afternoon. They learned that a man, a 17-year-old male and a female were there.
After about two hours, 37-year-old Donald Miller of Wilmington came out, as did the two other occupants.
Miller was wanted by Wilmington Police for a home invasion and by New Castle County Police in connection with firearms and vehicle theft, as well as other Delaware court capiases.
It is not known if Miller or the other two will face additional charges.
“In addition to our law enforcement partners at the Delaware State Police, the Dover Police Department would like to thank Saint Francis EMS and the Delaware Department of Transportation for their support during this operation,” Dover Police said in a statement.