CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., teenager charged as an adult with shooting a motorist in the neck with a pellet rifle waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.
Wayne Lester Guessford, 17, of 36 W. Main St., is charged by Waynesboro police with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and two counts each of recklessly endangering another person and propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle or onto the roadway. The charges stem from incidents on May 24 and June 3, the first resulting in a 55-year-old Waynesboro man being shot in the neck as he drove through Center Square shortly after 11 p.m.
"It was about an eighth of an inch from piercing the victim's trachea," Assistant District Attorney Bret Palmer said Tuesday of the pellet wound Kile Nelson received May 24. Nelson drove himself to the emergency room of Waynesboro Hospital, from where he was airlifted to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center.