2 charged in Lindenwald shots fired incident

Two people involved in a June incident that led to gunshots fired on Corwin Avenue in Lindenwald are now facing felony charges.

Owen Dawson, 18, of Hamilton, was indicted by a Butler County grand jury this week for carrying a concealed weapon, improperly furnishing a firearm to a minor and tampering with evidence for the incident caught on video.

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A 15-year-old boy, also of Hamilton, is charged in juvenile court with two counts of felonious assault and discharging a firearm in the city limits.

Dawson is housed in the Butler County Jail. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday before Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Oster.

The 15-year-old has been housed in the county juvenile detention center since his arrest on Aug. 2 and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Aug. 28 before Juvenile Court Judge Kathleen Romans.

Hamilton police identified the teens as suspects shortly after the incident.

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Dawson is accused of handing the gun to the 15-year-old after an altercation involving several young people. The 15-year-old is accused of firing the weapon.

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said the tampering with evidence charge against Dawson is because he threw the gun in the river. It was later recovered, according to Gmoser.

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Several 911 calls were made by people in the neighborhood who witnessed the incident.

“I’m on Corwin Avenue in Lindenwald and they fired a shot and someone punched a girl in the face and they are driving by with a busted out window,” one 911 caller told dispatchers. “Four shots fired and they took off north on 127….”

Another person who called 911 described the physical fight to dispatchers.

“There is someone fighting on the street and one woman is getting beat up pretty bad,” the second caller says. “They are still beating her. They are still going at it. Just feet and fists going crazy.”

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