Police briefs - August 4

August 03, 2012

Man arrested following report of shots fired

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — A 50-year-old man was arrested following a report of shots fired early Thursday morning at an East Baltimore Street tavern, Greencastle police said.

Henry Davis, no fixed address, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment,  disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, public drunkenness and possession of a prohibited offensive weapon, according to Franklin County Jail records.

Davis was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Kelly Rock and was being held Friday on $75,000 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. police received a call about an “unwanted patron” at Woody’s Bar at 671 E. Baltimore St. While en route, officers were told the person was armed with a handgun and shots had been fired, police said.

When officers arrived, the man fled and was caught in the area of 50 Eastern Ave. following a brief foot chase, police said.

No one was injured in the incident, police said. The handgun was not recovered, police said.


Greencastle man jailed after attack

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — A Greencastle man was in Franklin County Jail Friday after he allegedly attacked Rescue Hose Co. emergency medical personnel Wednesday night, Greencastle police said.

Adam Shaffer, 27, no address given, was being held on a probation violation for a driving under the influence conviction, a jail spokeswoman said. However, police said he was being investigated for aggravated assault.

A police department and fire company were dispatched to the area of Leitersburg and Washington streets at 9:43 p.m. for a report of an unresponsive person, police said.

Shaffer was being taken by ambulance from the scene when he allegedly attacked two volunteer emergency medical technicians from the fire company and a staff paramedic with Waynesboro (Pa.) Advanced Life Support, police said.

The three medical personnel sustained minor injuries, police said.

Shaffer was turned over to Franklin County Probation, police said.

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