UPDATED: 2nd Suspect Arrested After Chase Tuesday

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UPDATED – 7/3/20 1pm The second man sought by Delaware State Police after a traffic stop on Tuesday has been arrested.  Police say 18 year old Damaj Showell of Bridgeville turned himself in to Troop 5.  On Tuesday he was spotted as a passenger in a vehicle, but the driver failed to stop when police initiated a traffic stop – instead Showell jumped out of the moving vehicle and ran into a wooded area.  A search turned up nothing.  Showell is charged with a variety of drug and other offenses and was released on his own recognizance.  Police arrested the driver, 31 year  old Laval Farmer of Bridgeville Tuesday on felony drug and related charges after the pursuit.  Troopers seized over 5 grams of crack cocaine inside the vehicle. 

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A police pursuit resulted in a suspect’s arrest on drug charges and other related offenses, and another suspect is still being sought.

Delaware State Police say members of the Governor’s Task Force observed 18-year-old Damaj Showell of Bridgeville in a vehicle on Mill Park Drive Tuesday. Troopers also learned that there were outstanding warrants for the driver, 31-year-old Laval Farmer of Bridgeville.

According to police, Farmer kept going after being signaled to stop and at one  point Showell jumped from the moving vehicle and fled into the woods. Farmer did the same after stopping the vehicle.

Farmer was caught as the result of a ground-and-air search. Showell is still being sought.

State Police say crack cocaine turned up in the vehicle.

Police listed these offenses for Farmer and Showell:

aval Farmer was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 1 (Felony)
  • Disregard a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Related Traffic Charges

Farmer was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $28,000 cash bond.

Damaj Showell has an active warrant out of Troop 4 for the following:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 1 (Felony)
  • Disregard a Police Officer Signal (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest