Georgetown Man Jailed on Numerous Charges

Georgetown Man Jailed on Numerous Charges Including Possession of Multiple Weapons by a Person Prohibited

Franklin D. Conaway III
Franklin D. Conaway III
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

Georgetown, DE -( Following a criminal investigation, a Georgetown man was arrested Jan. 19 by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police for multiple weapons, drug and hunting violations, including possession of weapons by a person prohibited.

Franklin D. Conaway III, 37, was charged with five felony counts of possession of a firearm/ammunition by a person prohibited; one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, unlicensed hunting and failure to display required hunter orange during a firearms deer season; and two counts each of possession of unlawfully taken antlered deer, failure to tag antlered deer and failure to check antlered deer within 24 hours.

Officers seized as evidence two shotguns, a handgun, a bow with arrows, an assortment of ammunition, drugs, drug paraphernalia and deer parts. In addition, the investigation by Natural Resources Police found that Conaway had an active warrant for his arrest with the Delaware State Police on charges of driving with a suspended or revoked license, failure to maintain lane position and leaving the scene of an accident.

Conaway case evidence
Conaway case evidence

Conaway was taken to Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown for a bond hearing, and was remanded to the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in lieu of $56,250 secured bond, pending a preliminary hearing in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

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  • 27 thoughts on “Georgetown Man Jailed on Numerous Charges

    1. And he got away with this crime because his is family in law enforcement for state of Delaware. This guy shot at his probation officer and got 6 months in jail . Stolen equipment and materials form place of employment. And goes free again.

    2. This guy crookd me ….I shud did a bac ground check first…I trusted the wrong one n he got ovr on me big time…..lesson learned…I paid Frank up front in full n he nevr came bad n finish the work….i put it all in God hands.

    3. @Mikial,I agree with you 100% ! But on the other side of the coin there is nothing specific in the constitution that says anything about a ‘prohibited person’ ! Many people think that once a person has paid their debt to society for a crime nothing in the constitution says they lose their 2A rights for life ! But I agree,there are many,many people that should never have access to firearms !

    4. @Shaft

      I’m sincerely not trying to start a raging debate here but Constitutional rights or not, the guy was already a criminal because he had violated other people’s rights, so does he really have a right to possess weapons especially since he was using them to commit more crimes? We like to say that everyone has a Constitutional right to possess a weapon, but do we then interpret that to say that some gang banger who just got out of prison for murder or rape has an inalienable Constitutional right to carry a gun? Personally, I don’t think he would. He forfeited that right when he decided to be a menace and a criminal. Same with this clown.

    5. @Jorge

      If you could read the article in English, you could probably answer in English as well. If you’re worried because your English isn’t good, then just explain that and people would understand. It’s important to make an effort.

      Mi español no es muy bueno, pero por lo menos me esfuerzo cuando estoy alrededor hispanohablantes.

    6. Hey Capn’ I’m using IE11 and if I highlight the text and right click, one of my options is to “Translate with Bing.” Once I hover over that menu choice, a box opens with the translated text available. Pretty cool. I didn’t know it was there until just now.

    7. With all the talk about enforcing the laws we already have on the books, this is a good place to put the justice system’s “money where it’s mouth is”. Throw the book @ this jerk.

    8. Hey Phil,
      Jorge is just twisting our tail, and Icetrout just twisted back. One is just as harmful to our community of responsible firearms ownership as the other.

    9. @ Icetrout, how do you know he’s an illegal alien? The internet has a broad reach, even believe it or not outside the U.S. If you wish to know what the he was saying just right click, then click on Translation, I noticed somebody had already done that for you.

    10. 5war: including possession of weapons by a person prohibited – from having a weapon in the first place

      this guy can defend himself with a sling shot now……

    11. One of the #1 problems we have in this country is the LACK of enforcement of gun related CRIMES. However I personally cannot justify a person losing his right to self defense for a felony, non violent, pot related, victim-less crime.

      If a person writes bad checks on his own account and it is deemed a felony, should he ALSO lose his right to self defense simply because he or her is a product of a failing school system that apparently cannot teach how to balance a checkbook?

      Common Core is bringing this.

    12. The old adage “One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel” comes to mind here. Legislative expediency in matters like this puts lawful gun owners in the same barrel.

    13. translation

      To make life sustainable and appropriate for all, we must be respectful of the law and its provisions,
      and who believe that they can blithely violated these have by force to take over responsibility.
      Precisely this kind of motivated people then the state has to take steps and measures that affect everyone, and pay for the sins.

    14. prohibited persons, the 2nd says people…if this guy was thought to be a danger to others, why is he out and about? and what was the deer parts he had? the head with a massive rack or some good steaks?


    16. Para que la vida sea sustentable y apropiada para todos,debemos ser respetuosos de las leyes y sus disposiciones,
      y quienes crean que pueden violarse estas alegremente, tienen por fuerza que hacerse cargo de su responsabilidad .
      Justamente esta clase de personas motivan que luego el Estado tenga que tomar medidas y disposiciones que afec
      tan a todos,y pagan justos por pecadores.

    17. Feds most likely will fail to prosecute for felon with firearm , and another for ammunition, firearm with drugs , that should be enough for 25 years but Obama’s policy of let everyone go ruins life for law abiding people.

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