A couple who previously were alleged to have gotten so high they showed up to their child's school and threatened staff because they forgot they gave permission for the child to attend a field trip is on Dover Police's radar again in connection to gun and drug charges. 

According to authorities, Nathaniel Hampton, 27, was approached by police conducting an investigation on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in the 300 block of Frear Drive around 5:35 p.m. He attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended, police said. 

A search of the residence he shares with 34-year-old girlfriend Vanessa Leon--previously identified by authorities as Vanessa Alston--turned up 595.1 grams of marijuana, paraphernalia, and a .25-caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number, according to authorities.

Hampton was, at the time, out on bond for a January Frear Drive incident where he allegedly fought with a 37-year-old woman, beating her about the head with a revolver and firing a shot near the victim while a female accomplice--not Leon, but a different woman--pointed the gun at the victim and threatened to kill her, police detailed. 

Police charged Hampton with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy, drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and four counts endangering the welfare of a child, and revoked his current bond. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of an additional $64,000 secured bond and the $11,000 previously unsecured bond. 

Leon is currently wanted by authorities on the same charges, save for the resisting arrest charge. 

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