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Delaware State Police have arrested 43-year-old Elridge Brundge of Dover, DE on weapons charges following a pedestrian stop on Saturday evening.

On April 9th, 2022, at approximately 9:49 p.m., a trooper responded to the area of Briarbush Road and Woodleytown Road in Magnolia, DE after receiving a report of a pedestrian in the roadway creating a traffic hazard. The trooper made contact with the subject, who was identified as Elridge Brundge, standing in the road at this location. Brundge was not equipped with a light, and the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was emitting from his breath. Brundge attempted to flee the scene on foot, but the trooper gave chase and was able to take him into custody a short distance away. A search incident to arrest revealed Brundge was in possession of a concealed and loaded Springfield handgun. Brundge is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Brundge was transported to Troop 3 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Drunk on a Highway
  • Failure to Carry a Light on a Public Roadway

Brundge was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,550 secured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

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