BREAKING NEWS: OVPD seeks drug suspect after he flees on foot from traffic stop

The Ocean View Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Jamar A. Manuel of Frankford, after he allegedly fled on foot from police when stopped for driving on a suspended/revoked license.

According to the OVPD, on Saturday, June 4, around 9 a.m., Ocean View officers attempted to stop Manuel for an alleged traffic violation on Muddy Neck Road. After pulling over, Manuel allegedly fled from the vehicle on foot and eluded capture. A search of Manuel’s vehicle uncovered 55 bags of suspected heroin.

Warrants issued for Manuel include charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver A Controlled Substance (heroin), Resisting Arrest, two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving While Suspended or Revoked.

Police added that, at the time of the incident, Manuel was out on bond, pending trial on drug-related charges stemming from an incident in Dagsboro in March. During that incident, Manuel allegedly fled from a traffic stop and was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

In the March incident, a large amount of suspected heroin and cash were seized, and Manuel was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (heroin), Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Manuel was also arrested on drug distribution charges in 2012 and 2010.

Anyone with information on Manuel’s whereabouts is being encouraged to contact the Ocean View Police Department at (302) 539-1111. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333 or texting “DCS” plus the message to 274637 (CRIMES).