Georgia couple busted on gun, drug charges near New Castle

New Castle, DE Delaware State Police arrested 35-year-old Dequavius Hall and 34-year-old Cherokee Hall both of Covington, GA, on drugs and weapons charges following a traffic stop on Thursday.

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, at approximately 09:58 a.m., a trooper in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Unit was conducting traffic enforcement on Interstate 295. The trooper detected a white Ford F-350 speeding above the posted speed limit eastbound I-295 west of Route 9. A traffic stop was initiated and upon contact with the operator, Dequavius Hall, and front passenger, Cherokee Hall, an odor of marijuana was detected emitting from the vehicle.

During contact with the occupants, a handgun was observed under the leg of Cherokee. Both occupants were then taken into custody without incident. The black semi-automatic handgun was recovered loaded with one round in the chamber. In addition, troopers discovered Cherokee was in possession of approximately 19.2 grams of marijuana.

A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a second semi-automatic handgun in the center console of the vehicle. This gun had an extended magazine with one round in the chamber.

The suspects were then transported to Troop 1 where they were charged with the following:

Dequavius

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Numerous Commercial Vehicle Violations

Dequavius was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released $5,000 unsecured bond.

Cherokee

  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana

Cherokee was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released $5,000 unsecured bond.