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Probation violation gets man 5 years

December 12, 2000

Probation violation gets man 5 years



By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer


A former Waynesboro, Pa., man whose eight-year prison sentence for two 1999 assaults was modified earlier this year went back to prison Monday for five years for violating his probation.

Carl Lee Adams, 45, was sentenced in November 1999 both for first- and second-degree assault with credit for time served since March 1999.

Washington County Circuit Judge Kennedy Boone learned Monday that Adams failed to complete a Salvation Army Rehab Program in Altoona, Pa., that was part of his probation.

Boone had modified Adams' sentence March 30 and allowed him to begin his three-year probationary period early, according to court records.

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But the court was informed June 7 by the Salvation Army that Adams wasn't participating and a warrant was issued for his arrest, court records show.

The first assault occurred Feb. 26, 1999, at 501 George St. when the resident opened her door for a friend, Teresa Shatzer, and Adams pushed his way in, according to court records.

Adams put a knife to the woman's throat, pulled her head back and threatened to harm her, court records said.

Shatzer, then Adams' girlfriend, left the residence and called police.

On Feb. 28, 1999, Adams pushed his way into 119 High St. where he assaulted Shatzer by shooting a gun next to her head, court records said.

Adams also pointed the gun at another man who was at that residence that night.

Boone's sentence in November 1999 for the second-degree assault was 10 years in prison with all but five years suspended.

The sentence for first-degree assault was 10 years in prison, with two years suspended, to be served concurrently with the other sentence.

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