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Springfield teens arrested for menacing with handgun

EUGENE, Ore. -- Two 18-year-olds were arrested for threatening a Springfield resident with a handgun early Sunday morning, police officials said.


Police received a call at around 12:20 a.m. Sunday reporting that Pharaoh Dickerson and Cameron Kelly, both 18, of Springfield, had approached someone near the intersection of Mill and G St. while reaching in their waistbands. The victim told police it appeared as though they were grabbing for firearms.


Springfield Police said the victim ran from the area and called 9-1-1.


The suspects ran as soon as officers located the duo near 16th and G Street.


One officer detained Kelly after a short foot chase.


Police say Dickerson started running east into the neighborhoods and threw a loaded .38 caliber handgun into a resident's front yard.


Police set up a perimeter and started searching the neighborhood with a K-9 unit. Dickerson reportedly surrendered after hearing the K-9 officer bark in an adjacent yard.


Dickerson was initially lodged on an unauthorized departure warrant, but will be transferred to Springfield Municipal on charges of menacing, unlawful possession of a firearm, disorderly conduct, interfering with police and trespassing.


Kelly was booked on menacing, interfering with police, trespass, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.


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