CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A New Jersey state prison inmate charged with attempted homicide and armed robbery in Franklin County two years ago had his preliminary hearing continued Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.
Herbert Albert Young III, of no fixed address, is charged with a shooting on the morning of Sept. 16, 2006, at the Laurel Lodge, 81 W. South St., according to the affidavit of probable cause filed by the Chambersburg Police Department. Police said Douglas Thomas of Chambersburg was standing at the bar near the entrance at 2:11 a.m. when a man head-butted him and pulled a handgun.
Thomas raised his hand as the man fired the weapon, and Thomas was struck in the hand, police said. Thomas threw two chairs at the man, who tried to shoot him again, police said.
Thomas told police that Young was the assailant and there had been another incident two days earlier at Southgate Mall, the affidavit stated. At that time, Young had gotten out of a vehicle, pointed a handgun at him and pulled the trigger several times, but the gun did not go off, police said.