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April 05, 2010

Teen charged as adult in incident involving aerosol cans and a fire extinguisher



FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police have charged a teenager as an adult in an incident that involved several aerosol cans and a fire extinguisher.

Seville Scott Brown, 17, of 1471 Mountain Shadow Terrace, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and reckless endangerment in the incident that police said occurred Saturday at 11:48 p.m.

The victim was identified as Daniel Raymond Gelwicks, 53, of the same address.

Police said the oven at a house in Greene Township was turned on and six aerosol cans were placed inside. Two more aerosol cans were placed in a lighted gas grill on the back porch, police said.

Brown was in Franklin County Jail on $100,000 bond, a jail official said Monday.

McConnellsburg man, woman charged in Fulton Co. house fire



McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- A McConnellsburg man and woman were in Franklin County Jail on Monday, charged by Pennsylvania State Police with setting fire to a house in Fulton County in January.

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Roy Scott Wertman, 23, no address given, and Cindy S. Naugle, 51, no address given, each are charged with first-degree arson, police said. Wertman also is charged with second-degree and third-degree arson, along with burglary and reckless endangerment, police said.

The fire occurred Jan. 17 at 819 Promise Land Road in Todd Township, police said. Wertman was interviewed March 22 about the fire, police said. Police said Wertman implicated Naugle, who is the former owner of the property.

Police said the victims, Raymond Jeffrey Warner and Nicole Keefer, 23, were in a bedroom of the house when the window of an adjacent bedroom was opened and gasoline was poured into the room. The gasoline was then set on fire, police said.

A jail official said Wertman and Naugle were being held on $50,000 bond.

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