Deltrich Lamone Lewis

SPD: Man arrested at playground on weapons, drug charges

Posted at 1:59 PM on Aug 7, 2017

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

A Statesville man was arrested on drug and weapons charges after SPD officers were called to a playground area off Inglewood Road.

Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Inglewood Road about 8 p.m. Friday in reference to an armed subject in the area, Capt. Bryan Johnson said in a news release.

Upon arrival, officers saw several people near the playground area and a man crouching by a car in an effort to hide something, Johnson said. Witnesses reported that the man had placed a handgun in his backpack, according to the news release.

Officers searched the man, identified by police as Deltrich Lamone Lewis, 19, and found a Beretta 9mm pistol in his backpack, Johnson said. Officers also found a small amount of marijuana, according to the news release.

Officers learned the weapon had been reported stolen from Wilkes County and that Lewis had an active arrest warrant for communicating threats.

Lewis was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, carrying a concealed gun, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. His bond was set at $3,500.

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