2 charged in incident at York Township jewelry store - abc27 WHTM

York County

2 charged in incident at York Township jewelry store

Posted: Updated:
Johann Campbell (top) and Deaundre Blount Johann Campbell (top) and Deaundre Blount
YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police have filed charges against two of three men who were acting suspiciously around a York Township jewelry store that was the scene of a robbery and shooting three months ago.

Johann B. Campbell, 35, was charged with firearms violations and for being a fugitive from justice out of Virginia, according to York Area Regional police, who said Campbell was wanted by U.S. Marshals for a parole violation stemming from a robbery conviction.

Deaundre T. Blount, 19, was charged with providing a false ID to police and was also wanted by Lancaster City police for the robbery of a jewelry store in August.

A third man taken into custody during the incident Tuesday morning, 26-year-old Harold Dorman, was released once his identity was confirmed, police said.

Police continue to investigate what the three Washington, DC area men were doing Tuesday morning in the 200 block of St. Charles Way. Officers were sent to White Manufacturing Jewelers for a report of suspicious persons and found Blount and Dorman exiting the UPS Store next door, police said.

Witnesses pointed out Campbell as being involved, and when officers approached him he fled though the parking lot. As officers chased him, Campbell was reaching for his waistband and looking back at the officers when he tripped over a curb, fell to the ground, and dropped a handgun, police said.

Police have said Campbell was inside the jewelry store and raised concerns when his two friends attempted to bypass a recently installed security door.

During a July 12 robbery at White Jewelers, a robber shot his accomplice and store owner John White. The gunman has not been identified.

The accomplice, identified by police as 39-year-old Jamell Smallwood, of Allentown, has recovered from a gunshot wound to the stomach and is awaiting trial on attempted homicide, aggravated assault and robbery charges. He remains in the York County Prison on $500,000 bail.

White recovered from gunshot wounds to the left arm, chest, and stomach and reported yesterday's suspicious activity in his store.

Powered by WorldNow