Franklin Co. court briefs

August 04, 2005

Pa. man waives his right to hearing

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A second Chambersburg man charged with robbing a teenager of drugs at gunpoint in June waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.

Rashawn Spriggs, 18, of 775 Fairground Ave., is charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, simple assault, theft and receiving stolen property, according to court records.

Angelo Rodriguez, 18, of 398 Lincoln Way East, who was charged by borough police with robbery, criminal conspiracy, theft and carrying a firearm without a license, waived his preliminary hearing last week.

The robbery occurred in the second week of June in Light Alley off Kennedy Street, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Detective William Frisby said the victim was reluctant to report the crime because Rodriguez, Spriggs and two juveniles allegedly robbed him of a small amount of marijuana.


The affidavit stated that the 17-year-old victim told police he had gotten a call from Rodriguez and agreed to meet him in the alley. When he did, Rodriguez allegedly pulled a silver handgun on him while the others robbed him.

Man charged in robbery has hearing

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fayetteville, Pa., man charged in a home invasion robbery was bound over on charges following a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.

Dwayne M. Banks, age unavailable, of 2118 Smoketown Road, is charged with two counts of robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, burglary and terroristic threats in a June 25 robbery at 333 S. Main St., according to borough police.

The affidavit of probable cause alleges Banks and another man entered the house at about 2 a.m., pistol-whipped Jose Franco, address unavailable, and robbed him of about $100. Another man, Victor Medina-Garza, address unavailable, was assaulted and stripped of his clothes, police said.

Witnesses at the preliminary hearing testified that they recognized Banks as one of the assailants, said Assistant District Attorney T.R. Williams.

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