Two accused in York City robbery attempt

Two men tried robbing two people in York City last month, but the victims, according to police, wouldn't hand over their cash.

That is when Willie Wade III and Donjay Eugene Ehrhart assaulted the two, court documents allege.

York City Police have filed charges of robbery and harassment for Wade, 23, of the 200 block of Park Place, and Ehrhart, 18, of the 200 block of Liberty Court. Ehrhart  also  is charged with prohibited possession of a firearm.

As of Monday, Aug. 20, Wade had not yet been arraigned on the charges.

The incident happened last month, according to officials, but charges weren't filed until Saturday, Aug. 11.

Donjay Ehrhart

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Alleged incident: Court documents state the two victims  left a corner store at South Queen and East South streets about 2:40 p.m. July 15. 

They were heading north on South Queen Street and got to the intersection of East Church Avenue when a man, later identified as Ehrhart, approached them, police said.

Ehrhart displayed a revolver in his waistband and demanded the two go into an alley, court documents state. Police say the two victims refused.

Wade then approached them and asked them where the money was and began counting down from three, according to authorities. 

He counted down to one and the victims still didn't give them their money, so Wade struck one of the victims in the face, police said. Ehrhart then began fighting the two victims as well, according to officials.

Eventually both Wade and Ehrhart fled south on South Queen Street then got into a vehicle and left the area, court documents state.

According to police, Ehrhart is not allowed to have a firearm. 

Police said the victims did not know Wade or Ehrhart.

Ehrhart was arraigned Sunday, Aug. 12. He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail. He does not have an attorney listed.

Ehrhart's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 27, at District Judge Ronald Haskell Jr.'s office.

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