York-area fugitive draws police attention with alleged bar assault
A Spring Garden Township man who police say had three outstanding arrest warrants and a bag of marijuana might still be on the lam today if he'd have kept a lower profile.
Instead, Keith Tyrone Bull is sitting in York County Prison for allegedly assaulting a man inside a York City bar, then threatening to "shoot the place up," according to charging documents.
Bull, 30, of 1516 S. George St., is charged with drug possession with intent to deliver, possessing a prohibited offensive weapon, making terroristic threats, resisting arrest, attempted simple assault, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct. His bail was set at $30,000.
But he can't be released from prison at this point, even if he posts bail.
Bull is being held on a probation violation for incurring the new charges, according to prison records.
He also is being held on a domestic-relations bench warrant for failing to pay child support and on two district-judge bench warrants, both for allegedly driving with a suspended license, according to records.
The allegations: Charging documents filed by York City Police allege that Bull assaulted Dwayne Reid Jr. at Pandora's Box, 466 E. Market St., about 1 a.m. May 20.
Bull is accused of leaving the bar to retrieve a knife so he could continue the attack on Reid, but he was not allowed back inside the bar, according to documents.
After he was unable to get back into Pandora's Box, Bull "threatened to come back and shoot the place up," documents allege.
Reid was able to point out Bull to responding officers as the man walked away, at which point Officer Bradley Engle spoke with Bull, police said.
Bull gave Engle his name but initially gave him an incorrect date of birth, according to documents.
When Bull realized officers knew about his outstanding warrants, he took off running, and Engle gave chase, according to police.
Tased by cops: He ran about a block and a half, through two alleys and a backyard, before Engle shocked him with a Taser, documents state.
But Bull continued to resist arrest and struggled with Engle and another officer before being brought under control.
After the arrest, officers found a small bag of marijuana and an electronic scale "commonly used to weigh various types of drugs" in Bull's possession, documents allege.
Engle also found in Bull's possession the knife he allegedly intended to use on Reid, documents allege.
Bull's criminal history includes guilty and no-contest pleas in three drug-dealing cases since 2005 and a guilty plea to escape in 2011, according to court records.
It is unclear whether he has retained an attorney.
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