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Man charged in armed robbery attempt in Pa.

August 27, 2004|by JULIE E. GREENE

julieg@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A man was charged Wednesday night in connection with a March 26 attempted armed robbery that led to a struggle over a gun and the gun being fired, according to Waynesboro Police.

Stephon Young, 19, of no fixed address, was charged with making terroristic threats, aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, attempted robbery, firearms not to be carried without a license, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault and attempted theft, according to a news release from the police.

Young was being held at Franklin County Prison on $100,000 bond this morning, according to a records clerk at the prison.

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At approximately 10:30 p.m. on March 26, Jose Fausto and three friends were outside 17 S. Church St. when they were approached by two men, police said.

One of the approaching men pulled a gun, placed it at Fausto's throat and demanded money, police said.

Fausto hit the man's arm, pushing the gun from his throat, police said. As the two men struggled with the gun, the gun fired.

Police Chief Ray Shultz said Young was shot in the side and then the bullet hit the wall/door area at 17 S. Church St.

Young was arrested around 8 p.m. Wednesday while walking in the first block of West Main Street, Shultz said.

The gun used in the crime had been stolen and was recovered at the March 26 incident, Shultz said.

Waynesboro Police are still trying to find the other suspect, a man, and determine who stole the gun, Shultz said.

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