York City teen facing trial in robbery of Dallastown youth

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A 17-year-old York City youth is now facing trial in York County Court for allegedly shooting a 15-year-old Dallastown boy during a drug-related robbery.

Jervin Perez, of the 100 block of East College Avenue, remains in York County Prison, charged as an adult with aggravated assault, robbery, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of a firearm by a minor.

Jervin Perez

Perez, who police said goes by the street name "J-Dolla," waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Friday, Nov. 17, before District Judge Ron Haskell Jr., according to court records.

He also had been charged with attempted homicide, but that charge was withdrawn Friday in exchange for Perez waiving the hearing, according to his defense attorney, Korey Leslie.

Also Friday, Haskell agreed to set bail for Perez, who initially had been denied any monetary bail, Leslie said.

Haskell set bail at $50,000 and ordered it be supervised bail, according to the attorney. That means probation officers would closely monitor Perez should he post bail.

Leslie said it's too early for him to discuss details about his client's case.

The background: Perez is accused of shooting a 15-year-old Dallastown boy in the 500 block of South Duke Street about 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25.

According to charging documents filed by York City Police, the shooting victim was with Perez and three other males in a breezeway when Perez pistol-whipped the teen in the back of the head.

When the teen turned around, Perez shot him once in the stomach and said, "Give me everything," charging documents allege.

The wounded teen handed over about $430 and a half-ounce of marijuana worth about $120, documents state.

Perez and the other three males then ran away, police said.

The teen was rushed to York Hospital and is expected to survive, according to police. The victim's name hasn't been released because of his age.

York City Police arrested Perez on Thursday, Oct. 26.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.