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Pa. man arrested for violating order

October 14, 1997

By LISA GRAYBEAL

Staff Writer, Chambersburg

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro man was arrested Saturday for violating a protection-from-abuse order, according to Waynesboro Police.

Marc A. Piper, 23, P.O. Box 783, Waynesboro, was charged with indirect criminal contempt for violating the order issued by Lori Fedorczyk, police said.

Piper was arraigned before District Justice Larry Pentz and placed in Franklin County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bond, police said.

According to Fedorczyk, her ex-boyfriend, Piper, broke into her apartment Friday night while she was at work and "trashed it."

She said police called her at work at 12:30 a.m. Saturday because they believed a water pipe had burst in her apartment.

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But when she opened the door to her apartment, Fedorczyk said she discovered the kitchen sink had been stopped up and the water left on, flooding her apartment and the one below.

Fedorczyk said her kitchen cupboards, countertops and floor were covered with a mixture of flour, vinegar and spaghetti sauce, her furniture had been turned over and milk poured on her couch, several wires were cut to her stereo, VCR and television, and several compact discs were stolen.

Fedorczyk estimates damage to her apartment and to the one below her is between $5,000 and $10,000.

Last Wednesday, Piper was released from prison, where he had been incarcerated for 10 days in lieu of $10,000 bond, after violating a protection-from-abuse order issued by Fedorczyk on Sept. 20.

Piper violated the terms and conditions of the abuse order by placing flowers on the doorstep of Fedorczyk's apartment and in her car, and trying to contact her by telephone and through friends, according to court records.

Following the urging of Fedorczyk, Franklin County Judge Douglas W. Herman placed Piper under the supervision of the Franklin County Probation Department and ordered him to obtain a psychological evaluation within six months.

"I was trying to give Marc a chance. I didn't expect anything like this," Fedorczyk said.

Piper is scheduled to appear in court on the indirect criminal contempt charge Wednesday afternoon, police said.

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