York City man arrested on gun charge

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

York City Police arrested a 34-year-old man on a gun charge after a traffic stop last week. 

Willam Rowlette of York City was arrested May 3 following a traffic stop by the York City Police Department's Violence Intervention Unit in the area of Madison Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue. 

Occupants of the vehicle were asked to step out as an officer conducted a drug investigation, according to police. At that time, Rowlette allegedly told officers that he had a gun on him. 

Gun confiscated from Willam Rowlette of York City during a traffic stop Wednesday, May 3, 2023 by York City Police.

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Officers found that Rowlette was convicted of an offense that prohibited him from possessing a firearm. 

Rowlette was taken to Central Booking for arraignment and charged with possession of a firearm by someone prohibited from having one, a first-degree felony. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge James H. Morgan and bail was set at $25,000, which he posted. 

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for June 5.