Police log for Oct. 10

October 09, 2000

Police log for Oct. 10

Pa. man charged with assault following stabbing

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was charged with two counts of aggravated assault after a woman was stabbed Friday night in her home, according to borough police.

Linwood E. Lesher, 60, was also charged with simple assault and making terroristic threats, police said. He was arraigned before District Justice Gary L. Carter and jailed in Franklin County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Police said the incident was reported at 11:16 p.m. at the home where Lesher was staying with Charity Gettel, 19, of 356 E. King St. The affidavit of probable cause said Gettel is the girlfriend of Lesher's son, who is in the county prison.

According to the affidavit, Lesher and Gettel had argued earlier in the day. She took her two children and left her house, but returned later with her brother, Shaun, 19.


The affidavit said Charity Gettel had told Lesher to leave the house, but he was still there upon her return. She was in the kitchen with him when they began to argue again and he allegedly stabbed her in the side.

Shaun Gettel went into the kitchen where Lesher allegedly threatened him with a knife before fleeing the house, police said.

A Chambersburg Hospital spokeswoman said Charity Gettel was treated for her stab wound and released.

The affidavit said police found Lesher at the North Third Street apartment of his daughter at about 11:45 p.m. The affidavit alleged Lesher had a knife when he was confronted at gunpoint by police.

Lesher allegedly refused to drop the knife. He was sprayed with pepper foam and subdued by four police officers, police said.

Cycle theft investigated by Chambersburg police

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police are investigating the theft of a three-wheel Yamaha 250-cc cycle taken between 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

The report said the cycle was stolen from the front yard of its owner, Patrick Cowan of Scotland Avenue. Police described the cycle as black with a red seat.

Woman arrested on warrant at shelter

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A woman who checked into the Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless, 223 S. Main St., was arrested Saturday on a fugitive warrant, according to Chambersburg police.

Renee C. Mounce, 19, whose address was given as the homeless shelter, was taken into custody there at 5 p.m. The report said she was wanted on felony bad check charges in Missouri.

Man injured in accident at Warm Spring Road in Pa.

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Mercersburg, Pa., man was flown by Life Lion helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital after a one-car accident Sunday night on Warm Spring Road in St. Thomas Township.

Benny L. Baughman, 21, of Mercersburg Road, was in satisfactory condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said Baughman broke his thigh in the 11:57 p.m. accident. The report said Baughman lost control of a 1988 Mercury sedan and struck a utility pole.

Juveniles charged after corncobs tossed at vehicles

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four juveniles were charged with recklessly endangering other people after corncobs were thrown at vehicles on Interstate 81 early Monday morning, according to a Pennsylvania State Police report.

The unidentified boys, ages 14 and 16, were also charged with propulsion of missiles and criminal mischief, state police said. The incident was reported at 1:07 a.m., according to police.

Police said several vehicles were damaged by the corncobs as they drove south along the interstate in Guilford Township.

Marijuana plants removed from Quincy Township area

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said they removed 15 marijuana plants from a wooded area in Quincy Township Sunday afternoon.

Police reported they had been informed that several plants were growing in a wooded area between Staley and Roth Rock roads. Police found the marijuana patch at about 5:30 p.m.

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