Three men charged after allegedly shooting out windows with slingshots in York County

Staff Writer

Two york county men and a Hampton man have been charged in connection with a property damage spree.

Joseph Bruce Elswick, 19 of Hampton, has been charged with two counts of destruction of property and one count of shooting into an occupied dwelling, according to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.

Dreshawn Malik Bliss, 18 of York, has been charged with two counts of destruction of property, the post said.

Cameron Burnett, 18 of York, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon illegally and destruction of property, according to the post.

The trio was stopped by sheriff’s office deputies for a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Goodwin Neck Road when the officer noticed a plastic jar containing marbles and screws, the post said.

In October, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office received complaints of property damage including broken windows, according to the post. Each of the windows was shot out by a marble or piece of glass.

The deputy recovered the jar of marbles and screws as well as two slingshots from the traffic stop, the post said.

Five cases throughout lower York County were closed as a result of the traffic stop, according to the post.

If you have any information about the property damage call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP to provide law enforcement with an anonymous tip.

Roberts can be reached at 757-604-1329, by email at srobertsjr@vagazette.com and on Twitter @SPRobertsJr.

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