NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WYTV) – Two men in New Castle are facing felony charges after a short police chase.
According to police, officers tried to pull over Durand Lawson Tuesday for a traffic violation. Police say Lawson did not stop but drove to a house on Whippo Street, got out of the car and ran into a house.
When officers were pulling up, they say another man, identified as Robert Sutton, came out of the house and officers say they saw him throw a gun into some high grass in the yard.
Sutton was immediately arrested, and the gun was found.
Police searched the house and found Lawson. They also uncovered heroin, a digital scale, cell phones and other paraphernalia. They also found a loaded gun in the car Lawson was driving.
Lawson is charged with felons not to possess firearms, carrying a firearm without a license and fleeing and eluding. Sutton is charged with felons not to possess firearms, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.