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'Delivery men' deliver arrest warrant

January 09, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dustin Pheil at first thought he was getting a delivery Friday morning, but instead found he was getting picked up on a Franklin County Court bench warrant.

"We got tipped that this gentleman was in town. He's been avoiding us for almost a year," Sheriff Dane Anthony said.

Pheil, 26, was wanted on a probation violation for a drug delivery conviction and for failing to appear in court ,and a bench warrant was issued April 30, Anthony said.

"Unfortunately, his mother just passed away," said Anthony, explaining why Pheil was back in the area. Pheil was taken into custody at about 11:15 a.m., he said.

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Out of uniform and driving a local business's delivery truck, Anthony and Chief Deputy Randy Stroble drove to the house on Warm Spring Road where Pheil was believed to be staying.

"When we arrived at the house, he thought we were delivery men," Anthony said. It soon became apparent to Pheil what was up and "he did not go peacefully," Anthony said.

"He resisted arrest. He had to be subdued and was taken to Franklin County Prison," Anthony said. Anthony said there were half a dozen deputies surrounding the house, just in case Pheil tried to get away.

There were two other people in the house who are being investigated for giving false identities, Anthony said. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized, he said.

"We've got an obligation to serve these bench warrants and get these people off the street," Anthony said.

He said he did not rule out using similar tactics in the future.

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