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Third man charged in 1998 shooting

January 12, 2000|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police have charged a third Chambersburg man with attempted homicide in a 1998 shooting.

Travis Thomas, 18, of 8 Redwood St., was also charged Tuesday with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and carrying a firearm without a license in the Nov. 17, 1998, shooting of Anthony Nimley, 25, of Shippensburg, Pa.

Nimley was shot three times outside 210 Birch St.

Thomas was arraigned before District Justice Gary L. Carter and released on $100,000 unsecured bond. He was also charged with criminal trespass in an incident that occurred Sunday, Jan. 2, according to another criminal complaint.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 1.

Within days of the shooting police charged Dewayne Cobbs, 19, of 26 W. Queen St., with attempted homicide and other charges.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 4, police charged Jimmy L. Aaron, 18, of 362 E. Washington St., with the same charges Thomas is facing. He was being held on $1 million bond at Franklin County Prison.

Detective Matthew T. Cody said the shooting remains under investigation, but would not indicate whether any more arrests are pending.

When Aaron was charged last week, police said the dispute was over drugs.

One gun used in the shooting, a .45-caliber semiautomatic, was later recovered at a house on West Catherine Street, according to police. It matched with bullets and shell casings recovered at the scene, the affidavit said. Police recovered a bullet from another gun at the scene, but that weapon has never been found.

Nimley was shot in the neck, right elbow and left leg, according to police records.

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