Convicted Felon Arrested with Firearm

Posted on  12/08/2013 6:45 pm


  • 100 block East 24th Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Thursday, December 5, 2013, at approximately 6:35 p.m.


  • Roderick Owens, 28, 700 block Jefferson Street, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
    • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Two Separate Violent Felonies
    • Resisting Arrest


Police working a targeted patrol along the North Market Street corridor arrested a convicted felon with a handgun Thursday evening.

The incident occurred on December 5, at approximately 6:35 p.m., as Detectives Michael Coleman and Thomas Lynch observed Roderick Owens loitering in the100 block of East 24th Street. Owens also appeared to be concealing a firearm in his waistband.
When the officers attempted to stop Owens he fled on foot. Assisting officers took Owens into custody after several blocks and recovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun. Owens is prohibited from possessing a handgun due to multiple prior violent felony drug convictions.

Owens was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 20 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $31,000 cash bail.