Laurel Man Arrested After Chase Through Laurel


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A Laurel man has been arrested after a traffic stop just before 3 Monday afternoon. Delaware State Police ran a computer check on a tan Mercury Montego that was eastbound on Laurel Road, but learned that the tag belonged to a gray Chrysler Sebring. The Trooper contacted the driver, 29 year old Keivon Quailes, who had no license with him. He also provided a false name and date of birth – and then drove off. A Stop Stick flattened one tire, but Quailes continued through Laurel on to Sharptown Road and crossed two fields before stopping near Mount Pleasant Road. Quailes was arrested and found to have multiple active felony warrants. A search of the car turned up a loaded handgun with no serial number.

Quailes was taken to Troop 4 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Disregarding a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
  • Criminal Impersonation
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Numerous traffic violations

Quailes was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $94,650 cash bond.