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Man sentenced in assault of store clerk

August 30, 2002|by STACEY DANZUSO

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man involved in the assault of a convenience store clerk was sentenced Wednesday to serve a minimum of 16 months in state prison on three charges.

Shawn Carbaugh, 22, of 7665 Nyesville Road, had previously pleaded no contest to two counts of simple assault and one count of theft, according to court records.

Under a no contest plea, a defendant does not admit guilt, but offers no defense.

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Douglas Herman sentenced him to serve nine to 24 months in a state prison on one count of simple assault, one to 12 months for theft and six to 24 months on a second simple assault charge.

Herman ran the sentences consecutively and ordered Carbaugh to take anger management classes.

The first two charges stem from an Oct. 22 incident in which a Pennsylvania State Police trooper saw a fight outside the A-Plus mini-mart on U.S. 30 and stopped to investigate, according to court records.

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Carbaugh was one of two men who walked out of the store without paying for six paper cups and were beating up the store clerk after he went out to get their car's registration, court records said.

The two men punched and hit him until the trooper arrived, and then they attempted to flee, court records said.

The second simple assault charge involved a Jan. 27 incident when a car full of people followed Carbaugh until he stopped at a residence on Two Turn Road in Shippensburg, Pa., because he had allegedly tried to run them off the road, according to court records.

A man who got out of the vehicle to confront Carbaugh was hit on the head with a tire iron, court records show.

The victim required medical treatment at Chambersburg Hospital.

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