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Va. man sentenced for threats

January 20, 1999|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Virginia man convicted of threatening a man with a gun outside the Chambersburg Mall was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to from one to 10 years in state prison.

John Henry Haynes Jr., 19, of Williamsburg, also had been convicted of threatening to kick a pregnant woman in the Dec. 16, 1997, incident. Judge John R. Walker ordered Haynes to pay $1,100 in fines and $896 in restitution to the woman, who was seven months pregnant and a minor at the time.

The affidavit of probable cause said the woman went into premature labor after the incident.

In November, a jury convicted Haynes, a former Franklin County resident, of six counts of simple assault, two counts of making terroristic threats and one count of disorderly conduct.

Court records said Haynes and three other men approached seven people near the mall's movie theaters and made derogatory remarks, and then followed them around the mall.

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Franklin County District Attorney John F. Nelson said the victims did not know Haynes.

Timothy H. Baker of Fayetteville, Pa., later arrived at the mall to pick up the other victims. Court records said that when Baker approached Haynes and the other men in the parking lot, Haynes pulled a handgun and threatened to start shooting.

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