Chambersburg brothers charged with attempted homicide

Jemoni L. Ghee and Jelani Q. Ghee are accused of assaulting a man who accompanied them to a casino

November 08, 2012|By JENNIFER FITCH |

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Two brothers were being held without bond at Franklin County Jail on Thursday, facing several charges, including attempted homicide, police said.

Pennsylvania State Police said they charged Jemoni L. Ghee, 21, and Jelani Q. Ghee, 25, related to the assault of a 28-year-old who is being treated at York (Pa.) Hospital for serious injuries.

Clarence H. Green Jr., of Chambersburg, was listed in serious condition Thursday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Both Ghee men also are charged with aggravated assault and robbery.

At 11 p.m. Wednesday, Chambersburg Hospital Emergency Room personnel reported a man had been brought in by a motorist, who found the victim on Henry Lane near Wibymarch Road in Guilford Township, Pa., police said in a news release.

Hospital staff said the man, identified as Green, needed to be treated for “severe trauma,” police said.

Green said he had gone to Hollywood Casino in Grantville, Pa., with the Ghees and was dropped off by them where he was found, police said. He said the Ghees assaulted him before dropping him off, police said.


Investigators believe Green was physically assaulted and then hit by a car, Trooper Ed Asbury said.

Information provided by the casino identified a vehicle operated by the Ghees, and it was found at their 2320 Adrienne Lane home in Chambersburg, police said.

“A check of this vehicle revealed damage to the driver’s side front quarter panel and door, which appeared to be recently cleaned,” the news release stated.

Police interviewed the Ghees at the barrack. They were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Kelly Rock on Thursday afternoon, according to online court records.

Jemoni Ghee does not appear to have any previous court cases from Franklin County, Pa., according to the state’s online court records system.

Jelani Ghee has three previous cases listed in the Franklin County Common Pleas.

In 2004, he was charged with aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy, and sentenced to time served.

In 2007, he was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and two misdemeanors; he was sentenced to six to 23 months in jail and placed on parole for nine months.

In 2008, he was charged with aggravated assault with a vehicle while driving under the influence, two counts of DUI and traffic offenses. He was sentenced to one to six months in jail, then placed on parole for five months.

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