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April 11, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg police have arrested a man they say shot a 19-year-old in the back during a drug-related incident last week. Darrion Shaffer, 18, of Chambersburg, was charged with criminal attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault, criminal attempted robbery and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, police said in a news release. Shaffer was arrested Saturday at the police station on a warrant, police said. Police allege Shaffer shot Kelby Jon Jones, of Chambersburg, on Thursday in Duke Alley.
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September 15, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A State Line, Pa., man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to criminal homicide in the April 3 stabbing death of a Hagerstown woman. Jeffrey Eldon Miles Sr., 47, entered the plea during his arraignment before Judge Douglas Herman in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. Pennsylvania State Police allege Miles stabbed Kristy Dawn Hoke, 29, and left her body in the woods off East Ninth Street in Waynesboro on Easter weekend. The Franklin County District Attorney's Office has filed paperwork necessary for prosecutors to seek the death penalty.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 15, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Two men charged with criminal homicide in separate cases were scheduled for preliminary hearings Tuesday in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. In the morning, Gerald Buterbaugh, who police say hit a man outside a Metal Township, Pa., bar, had his charge bound over for mandatory arraignment July 28. Michael Harrigan, 29, waived his afternoon hearing and also was scheduled for mandatory arraignment July 28. Pennsylvania State Police previously said Buterbaugh, 41, of Hustontown, Pa., hit Dale Steven Henry, 32, outside Hillside Tavern on Memorial Day. Henry, of Burnt Cabins, Pa., was flown by helicopter to Altoona (Pa.)
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 10, 2011
Closing arguments have wrapped up in the Franklin County, Pa., trial of Michael Harrigan, who is charged with shooting his neighbor in the early morning hours of May 27, 2010. Harrigan, 30, was charged with criminal homicide after police found Steven Wetzel lying dead in the street near Harrigan's home on Blue Ridge Avenue near Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Harrigan' attorneys argued it was self-defense. The jury received the case around noon Thursday. Harrigan took the stand in Franklin County (Pa.)
NEWS
May 3, 2001
Criminal homicide trial for Greencastle man continued CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The trial of a Greencastle, Pa., man charged with criminal homicide in the 1999 death of a Waynesboro, Pa., man has been continued until the July trial term. Robert Bader, 20, of 14798 Sherwood Drive, is also charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault in the Aug. 5, 1999, death of Robert E. Meyer Jr., 20, according to court records. Bader has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Waynesboro police filed the charges against Bader July 19, almost a year after Meyer was killed.
NEWS
January 2, 2002
Bader's criminal homicide case moves forward By STACEY DANZUSO chbbureau@innernet.net CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The case of a Greencastle, Pa., man charged with criminal homicide in the 1999 death of a Waynesboro, Pa., man might go to trial in late January. Robert Bader, 21, of 15798 Sherwood Drive, also was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and driving under the influence in the Aug. 5, 1999, death of Robert E. Meyer Jr., 20, according to court records.
NEWS
March 7, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Juan R. Johnson, charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of a Chambersburg man, was in Franklin County Jail without bail Friday after being apprehended Thursday morning in Philadelphia. Johnson, 24, aka Juwan Johnson, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force for Eastern Pennsylvania, according to the Chambersburg Police Department. He was returned to Chambersburg by two borough detectives after waiving arraignment in Philadelphia, police said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 20, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An assistant district attorney argued Thursday that a Franklin County Prison inmate on the lam two years ago killed his former employer and used the man's driver's license and credit cards to make several purchases, including a rap CD, before Pennsylvania State Police stopped him while driving a stolen car in Huntingdon County, Pa. A count of criminal homicide and a host of other charges will be forwarded to Scott Nathan North's...
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May 13, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County Jail escapee charged with criminal homicide in the death of his former employer is expected to be in county court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Scott Nathan North, 27, was in court briefly Monday to appear on an escape charge. The commonwealth asked Judge Douglas Herman to accept that the escape charge be combined with the homicide case. The defendant offered no objection, according to Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom. North, who remains in jail, does not have legal counsel for the criminal homicide case, which developed after the decomposed body of Carl Ryder was found along a Huntingdon County, Pa., road in August 2006.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | July 19, 2013
The Chambersburg Police Department has identified a man who was fatally shot in the 300 block of West King Street on Thursday night. The body of David Wayne Gipe, 44, was found in front of 354 W. King St., a two-story brick duplex where he lived, at about 11:15 p.m., police said. It was determined Gipe died of a gunshot wound, police said. Police listed the incident as a criminal homicide. An autopsy will be performed Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa., according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 31, 2013
A man arrested last year by the U.S. Marshals Service is facing extradition to Puerto Rico, but not on the homicide warrant on which he was apprehended. Carlos Baez-Quinonez, who was 24 when arrested in May 2012, appeared in the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas on Thursday before Senior Judge John Walker. Walker ordered Baez-Quinonez be extradited to Puerto Rico on a parole violation warrant issued by that commonwealth. He said the defendant has 30 days to appeal his ruling.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 30, 2013
A Georgia woman apprehended late last year in connection to a 1995 shooting death in Franklin County, Pa., pleaded not guilty to criminal homicide Wednesday. Tonya N. Dice, 39, is charged with criminal homicide and hindering apprehension or prosecution. On July 14, 1999, former magisterial district judge Larry K. Meminger issued an arrest warrant for Dice based on the Pennsylvania State Police investigation into the 1995 shooting death of Freddie Brumfield in Greene Township. A bench warrant had already been issued for Dice after she failed to appear in court in July 1995 in an unrelated drug case.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 5, 2012
Jeffrey E. Miles Sr., who is charged with killing two people, waived mandatory arraignment Wednesday in the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas and had a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf in the case involving a 17-year-old female beaten to death. Miles, 49, of State Line, Pa., is charged with criminal homicide in the 1995 death of Waynesboro, Pa., teenager Angie Lynn Daley. Her remains were found in April 2010 on a farm in southern Franklin County. The same day that Daley's remains were discovered, law enforcement officials found a Hagerstown woman's body in the woods off Ninth Street in Waynesboro.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 28, 2012
A man accused of fatally shooting three people in Quincy Township, Pa., and fleeing the state with his daughter in July pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the criminal charges filed in his case. Kevin M. Cleeves, 35, appeared before Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas Judge Shawn Meyers for mandatory arraignment. Cleeves said little as his public defender indicated the defendant would plead not guilty on all counts. Cleeves is charged with three counts of criminal homicide, kidnapping of a minor, unlawful restraint of a minor, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, interference with custody and endangering the welfare of a child.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 16, 2012
The Franklin County District Attorney has filed a notice that will give him the option to pursue the death penalty in the case against a Waynesboro, Pa., man charged with fatally shooting his wife and two other people in July. District Attorney Matt Fogal said Friday during a press conference in the Franklin County Courthouse annex that the filing of the notice of aggravating circumstances will allow his office - if it chooses - to request at a later time to seek the death penalty for Kevin M. Cleeves.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 25, 2012
A man criminally charged with killing his 70-year-old mother has been found competent to stand trial, although those proceedings have been delayed. In an opinion and order issued this week, Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas Judge Richard Walsh said he reviewed several reports from mental health professionals who evaluated Marcus Wallace. Wallace, 41, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 2, 2012
A forensic pathologist offered testimony Tuesday as a Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas judge assesses whether a man accused of killing his mother is mentally competent to stand trial this December. Marcus Wallace, 41, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault. Prosecutors, who are seeking the death penalty, say Wallace attacked his mother, Consuella Wallace, in her Hamilton Township, Pa., home Dec. 10, 2009.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 17, 2012
Investigators probing the 1995 disappearance of a Waynesboro, Pa., teenager knew of Jeffrey E. Miles Sr. before his alleged confession 15 years later to her bludgeoning death, a state police trooper testified in court Monday. “I was notified by two sources his name had come up in a missing-person report,” Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Aaron B. Martin said. Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol Van Horn presided over Monday's preliminary hearing for Miles, 49, on a criminal homicide charge.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 14, 2012
A Franklin County, Pa., man accused of killing three people and fleeing the state with his 4-year-old daughter in July waived his preliminary hearing Friday. Kevin M. Cleeves, 35, is charged with three counts of criminal homicide, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, interfering with the custody of children, unlawful restraint of a minor and endangering the welfare of children. Police allege Cleeves fatally shot his wife, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's mother before attempting to drive his daughter, Leia, to Wisconsin.
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