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Charges bring up to 5 years for Pa. teenager

November 24, 1999|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., teenager was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court on five charges, including robbery and escape.

Jason Paul Schrock, 19, formerly of 305 Northfield Ave., was given 2 1/2 to five years in state prison by Judge Douglas W. Herman. The judge set the sentence to begin Wednesday, although Schrock is already one year into a two-year sentence on an unrelated simple assault conviction.

According to court records, Schrock had pleaded guilty to robbery, escape, attempted escape, burglary and theft. Most of the sentences were run concurrently except for the robbery and attempted escape charges, which resulted in consecutive sentences of 15 to 30 months.

Schrock was convicted of a burglary at the home of James Mathers on Keller Road in St. Thomas, Pa., on July 16, 1998, followed by a robbery on July 17 at Henicle's Market, 11359 Anthony Highway, Waynesboro.

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Court records said Schrock was armed with a handgun when he entered the store after it closed. The owners, Glen and Susan Henicle, were in the store and Glen Henicle rushed Schrock and an accomplice when he saw them. Schrock and the accomplice then fled.

Donald T. "Peanut" Houser of Chambersburg was recently charged with robbery by Washington Township Police in connection with the Henicle's holdup. In October he was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa., to 14 years in prison on a drug trafficking charge.

Schrock also pleaded guilty to a theft at Lehman and Associates, a Chambersburg dentist office, that occurred in August 1998. Chambersburg Police also recently charged Houser in connection with that case.

On Tuesday Houser waived his preliminary hearing on the robbery and theft charges and will appear in court for mandatory arraignment on those charges at a later date.

On Nov. 30, 1998, Schrock escaped from the custody of a Franklin County Prison guard. He fled from Chambersburg Hospital where he had been taken for treatment of minor injuries from a fight at the jail, according to court records.

On Feb. 4, 1999, guards found pieces of hacksaw blades and a torn sheet tied into a rope in the cell Schrock shared with another inmate, according to court records. There apparently had been an attempt to cut through a window, the court records said.

Herman fined Schrock $1,250 and ordered him to pay $2,150 in restitution to his victims.

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