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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Argument Leads To Weapon Charge


April 20, 2018 – On Thursday April 19, 2018 at approximately 4:45 p.m. the Newark Police responded to the 200 block of Peach Road for a report that a subject pointed a handgun at several people during an argument. Officers learned that a 20-year-old male and a 21-year-old female were inside a residence on Peach Road arguing with two other acquaintances over a debt. During the argument, a male unknown to the two victims, emerged from a bedroom. The unknown male pointed a handgun at the two and threatened to shoot them if they did not leave the residence. Both fled the residence and called 911. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and located the described handgun.


Charles R. Dunagan, a 33-year-old male from Bear, DE, was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Menacing, 2 counts of Terroristic Threatening and 1 count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court #11 and transported to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute in lieu of $23,000 cash bail.


Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Cpl. Olicker at or 302-366-7100 ext. 3425.


You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐TIP‐3333 or via the internet at where a reward may be available.


The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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