Troopers Arrest Milton Man on Weapon Charges-Milton

Milton- The Delaware State Police have arrested 32-year-old Adam Fonseca after he threatened neighbors with a firearm.

The incident occurred on May 25, 2020 at approximately 8:39 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 400 block of South Lake Drive, Lazy Lake, Milton, for a report of a subject walking around with a firearm.  Upon arrival, Troopers met with a 49-year-old male resident who advised that he and his 22-year-old son were standing outside in their backyard when they were confronted by a subject who pointed what appeared to be a shotgun or long gun rifle at them.  The victims could not understand what the subject was saying as he appeared to be intoxicated.  The victims did not know the suspect, Adam Fonseca, however knew that he lived a few houses down.  The victims did not sustain injury as a result of this incident.

Troopers responded to Fonseca’s residence where they made contact with him and detected an odor of alcohol.  It was learned that Fonseca did walk down the road with his Beretta .22 Caliber rifle.  Fonseca was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Aggravated Menacing (2 counts) Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm while under the influence
  • Disorderly Conduct

Fonseca was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $25010.00 secured bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 052620 0830



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