Alleged York County robbers charged again

Christopher Dornblaser
  • Two men previously charged with robbery face additional charges, according to police.
  • James Gordon and Elwood Gladfelter IV are accused of robbing two stores last month.
  • They both remain in York County Prison after being unable to post bail.

Two men accused of robberies in Dallastown and Windsor are now facing additional robbery charges, according to documents filed early this week.

Elwood E. Gladfelter IV, 47, had been charged because of his alleged involvement in the robbery of a Dallastown Good to Go, and James Richard Gordon Jr., 41, had been charged in connection to a Windsor Rutter's robbery, police said.

Now, both Gladfelter and Gordon are charged for both robberies, documents state.

Elwood Gladfelter IV

Gladfelter, of 158 E. Pleasant Ave., Dallastown, is charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, attempted simple assault, possession of drug paraphernalia and false imprisonment among other charges, according to police.

Gordon, of 423 S. Main St., Apt. B, Red Lion, is charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking and simple assault, among other charges, according to online court records.

York Area Regional Police  say Gladfelter and Gordon were both involved in the robberies of the two stores, which  happened the same night.

Rutter's: Just before midnight the night of March 19, York Area Regional Police were dispatched to the Rutter’s gas station at 179 W. Main St. in Windsor for reports of an armed robbery by two men, according to court documents.

At the scene, an employee told police that one of the robbers pointed a pistol at her while demanding money before forcing her to lie down and taking her cellphone. The suspects then fled the store with $80 in cash and the cellphone, valued at $640, according to court documents.

Police obtained surveillance footage from Rutter’s cameras that showed the suspects fleeing in a silver Toyota Corolla.

Two York County men charged in store robberies

Good to Go: Several hours earlier, York Area Regional officers were called to an armed robbery at the Good to Go gas station at 500 E. Main St. in Dallastown, documents state.

An employee told police that two men entered with guns and took money from the cash register as well as several packs of Marlboro Black Top cigarettes, according to court documents.

The employee identified one of the armed robbery suspects as a regular customer at the gas station and said the two men ran west behind the building after they left, documents state.

The officer who arrested Gordon later that night spoke with several individuals in the area where the men were said to have fled. The witnesses told him that two men, their faces covered with hoods, jumped into a silver sedan parked on East Cherry Lane and drove off, documents state.

James Gordon

Security footage: Gladfelter was arrested after police reviewed surveillance footage from the Good to Go gas station, which showed one of the suspects limping toward the building just before the robbery, according to court documents.

Gladfelter walks with a limp and was filmed by the security camera before he put his mask on, documents state.

Police also were able to identify Gladfelter as one of the two armed robbery suspects by the tattoos on his left hand, documents state.

Officers found surveillance camera footage from a nearby residence and identified the vehicle the suspects were driving, documents state. Officers later used that vehicle description to conduct a traffic stop on Gladfelter and Gordon.

Police searched Gladfelter's vehicle and found a backpack containing two pistols that matched the ones used in the robberies at both stores, charging documents state.

Additionally, a pair of black and fluorescent green gloves used by Gordon and clothes worn by the two during both robberies were found, police said. Cocaine and pills also were  found in the car, court documents state.

Gordon was not cooperative with police, charging documents allege.

Charges were filed against Gladfelter on the Rutter's robbery Thursday, and he was arraigned on the charges that day, online court records show.

Gordon's charges for his alleged involvement in the Good to Go robbery were filed last Wednesday, and he was arraigned on them Thursday morning, according to records.

Gladfelter remains in York County Prison in lieu of $365,000 bail between the two sets of robbery charges and an additional set of theft charges from an incident in December, according to online court records.

Gordon remains in York County Prison in lieu of $125,000 bail between the two robbery charges, records show.

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