First arrest under tougher illegal gun crackdown in Harrisburg

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Harrisburg City Police make their first arrest under the city’s tougher crackdown on illegal possession of guns.  It resulted after police responded to an accident in the 2600 block of Agate Street at about 9:41 pm.

Police say the driver of the striking vehicle, Jerron Lewis, 21, attempted to run away, but was quickly apprehended. Lewis appeared to be driving under the influence of alcohol and wss placed under arrest. An officer also noticed a firearm inside the vehicle.

Lewis is the first person to be arrested for a firearm violation since the City of Harrisburg, the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office and the City Magisterial District Justice offices announced a collaboration to crack down on illegal possession of firearms.  Under that agreement, following arraignment bail was set for Lewis at $100,000.  He was sent to Dauphin County Prison.