Police: 'Betrayed' Fairview Twp. felon caught with gun, drugs

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

Police responding to a call of a domestic dispute in Fairview Township ended up arresting a man on several felony charges for allegedly dealing drugs and illegally possessing a gun.

Terron Shadi Doswell Jr., 19, of the 200 block of Ramsay Place, remains in York County Prison without bail, charged with being a felon in illegal firearm possession, carrying a firearm without a license, drug possession with intent to deliver, corruption of a minor, simple assault, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.

Fairview Township Police said they seized cash, an illegal gun and drugs from Terron Doswell Jr. when they arrested him on April 5, 2018.

When Doswell was arraigned at the county's central booking unit Friday, April 6, on-duty District Judge Ron Haskell Jr. denied bail, citing Doswell's prior felony conviction and his drug-dealing allegations.

According to charging documents, Doswell was involved in an argument about 3:35 p.m. Thursday, April 5, during which he allegedly threatened a woman with a gun. Police did not say what relationship exists between Doswell and the woman but did describe the encounter as a domestic dispute.

Officers found Doswell standing outside with a 15-year-old girl and held him at gunpoint until he could be handcuffed, documents state.

A loaded Colt Agent .38 Special revolver was seized from Doswell's pocket, police said, and officers found $822 cash, a small bag of marijuana and a bag of 14 Percocet pills in his pockets as well.

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'Betrayed': As officers searched him, Doswell "continued to yell and scream," saying the woman with whom he'd been arguing had "betrayed" him because he wouldn't sell her a Percocet pill, according to charging documents.

Doswell's belongings were in several bags and a plastic bin on the curb outside the home, and officers said they smelled strongly of marijuana, documents state.

Terron Shadi Doswell Jr.

The 15-year-old girl who was with Doswell "immediately took ownership of the bags and claimed to be Doswell's girlfriend," charging documents state.

Inside the bags were 29 baggies of marijuana, five additional large vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana, a digital scale, sandwich bags and bullets, according to documents.

In Pennsylvania, it's illegal for convicted felons to own, or even handle, firearms.

In October 2017, Doswell pleaded guilty to felony robbery in Cumberland County Court, according to court records.

His preliminary hearing before District Judge Scott Gross is set for April 23.

Court records don't list an attorney for Doswell.

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