Pair gets probation in drive-by shooting

August 12, 1998|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two of the six people charged in a drive-by shooting in March in Fannettsburg, Pa., were sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to two years probation.

Bradley Alan Walls, 18, of Chambersburg, and Freddie Franklin Herr, 20, of St. Thomas, Pa., pleaded guilty last month to criminal conspiracy to commit simple assault, according to Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom.

Judge John R. Walker fined both $200 and ordered them to have no contact with the victims in the March 11 shooting at the Lake View mobile home park.

No one was injured in the shooting, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Brad Crisswell Beatty and Toby Allen Clevenger, the intended victims in the attack, were not home, police said.

Clevenger received a warning telephone call shortly before the shooting, according to police.

"You and Mr. Walls don't look like the meanest dudes on the block," Walker told Herr during the sentencing.


Krom said the two men were in a different car than the one from which the shots were fired. Both originally were charged with aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, carrying a firearm without a license, criminal conspiracy, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Charged with the same offenses were Daniel Carl Putt, 16, and Javier Maldonado, 17, both of Mercersburg, Pa., and Timothy Keller Messner, 17, and Bobby Lynn Wagaman, both of Chambersburg.

Putt, Messner and Maldonado have petitioned the court to have their cases transferred to juvenile court. Putt and Messner will have their transfer hearings on Monday. Maldonado's hearing is scheduled for Sept. 22, according to Krom.

State police said the shooting was in retaliation for the beating of another teenager in February. In June, state police filed charges of ethnic intimidation, simple assault, criminal conspiracy and harassment against Clevenger, Beatty and two other men in the case.

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