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Police: Teens stole man's gun, attacked him
Two teens are accused of stealing a man's gun and attacking him before fleeing in September.
Police say Tamar Dashawn Goff, 18, of 1042 W. Market St., Apt. 1, was assisted by 19-year-old Miguel Angel Alvalle when the two took the man's gun. Alvalle's address could not be obtained.
Goff and Alvalle are charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, conspiracy to commit robbery and prohibited possession of a firearm, among other charges, according to online court records.
Alleged incident: York City Police say that about 7 p.m. Sept. 18, the man was on his porch with a handgun partially coming out of his holster. Goff and Alvalle approached him, and one of them attempted to buy the gun from him, police said.
The man told police he refused, and that's when Goff told him he would hand over the gun one way or another, then pulled a black revolver on him, documents state.
The man knocked Goff's gun out of his hand, according to police. Goff then tried to tackle him, but the man placed Goff in a headlock, according to charging documents.
A struggle ensued, and the man was pushed into his home in the 600 block of West Princess Street, police said.
Alvalle took the black revolver and hit the man in the head several times, police said. The man was knocked down, and both Alvalle and Goff kicked him multiple times, police said. Goff took the man's gun, and Goff and Alvalle ran away, according to police.
The man suffered a laceration to the top of his head as well as marks on his body from the kicks, documents state.
He told police he never bothers anyone and wasn't sure why he was targeted.
Arrest: Four days later, the man called police and said he could see one of the assailants, later identified as Alvalle, on his block with other people, according to charging documents.
Officers arrived and chased Alvalle before taking him into custody, according to police.
The man identified Goff from a photo lineup, documents state. Goff was arrested Dec. 13, according to police.
Police say they recovered a black revolver that the man identified as the one pointed at him.
Proceedings: Alvalle was arraigned Sept. 22 and sent to York County Prison in lieu of $300,000 bail. He also was charged with prohibited possession of firearms. A pre-trial conference for him is set for Feb. 7.
Goff was arraigned on the charges Dec. 13, according to online court records. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bail, meaning that if he does not show up to court proceedings, he will have to forfeit that amount.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at District Judge Joel N. Toluba's office.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.