Springfield teens arrested for menacing with handgun

Springfield teens arrested for menacing with handgun
Oregon Drivers License photos for Pharaoh Desman Kairell Dickerson (left) and Cameron Lee Kelly, both 18 of Springfield. Provided by Springfield Police.

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.