Millsboro Car Thief Captured by Police While Driving Stolen Mercedes C300

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DAGSBORO, DE – The Delaware State Police have arrested 30-year-old Arkeem Adkins of Millsboro, DE for theft of a motor vehicle and other charges following a traffic stop that occurred on Saturday afternoon.

Police reported the incident which occurred at approximately 3:32 p.m.

“A trooper on patrol in the Dagsboro area observed a black Mercedes C300 traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Iron Branch Road in the area of Bunting Road,” the Delaware State Police reported. “The trooper initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle on Colonial Estates Avenue east of Iron Branch Road and made contact with the operator, identified as Arkeem Adkins.”

According to a police report, upon contacting Adkins, a strong odor of marijuana was detected emitting from the vehicle’s interior.

“A subsequent search of the Mercedes led to the discovery of approximately 0.078 grams of marijuana. A computer inquiry of Adkins showed that he had a suspended driver’s license and an active warrant for his arrest. Computer checks also revealed that the Mercedes C300 had been reported as stolen by Delaware State Police Troop 4 on April 21st,” police said.

Adkins was transported to Troop 4 and charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle (Felony), Theft Under $1,500, Possession of Marijuana, Driving While Suspended / Revoked and Speeding.

Adkins was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $500 secured bond.

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