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By DON AINES | February 6, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG. PA. -- Chambersburg police say there was a witness to the shooting death Friday afternoon of a borough man whose body was found Saturday morning in a stolen vehicle in Harrisburg, Pa. Police on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Juan R. Johnson, 24, on a charge of criminal homicide in the death of Gregory Street, 24. The affidavit of probable cause filed Tuesday with Magisterial District Judge Gary Carter's office states that...
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 9, 2011
A Chambersburg man accused of fatally shooting his son on Oct. 16, 2010, entered a not guilty plea in Franklin County (Pa.) Court Wednesday. Jerry Rowe, 55, appeared before Judge Douglas Herman for mandatory arraignment. Rowe, who faces a charge of criminal homicide, was jailed and released a few times in a dispute among judges and the district attorney regarding an appropriate amount for bail. Rowe is not currently incarcerated. "We've decided, at least initially, (a trial)
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By DON AINES | May 15, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- During his time on the stand Wednesday in Franklin County Court, Willie H. Brown testified that he never had been arrested in his life, a statement Public Defender Michael Toms offered him the chance to correct. "Yes, sir," Brown said when asked if it was accurate. "What about that arrest for criminal homicide in Florida?" asked Assistant District Attorney Lauren Sulcove on cross-examination. Brown, on trial for charges that he sexually molested several girls at his Hackberry Drive home in Chambersburg, denied he had been arrested and testified that the 1994 killing was "self-defense.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 22, 2012
Closing arguments will be presented and jury deliberations will begin Thursday in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in the case of a Chambersburg man charged with the 2010 shooting death of his son, but the jury will not be able to consider a verdict of first-degree murder. Jerry D. Rowe, 57, is charged with criminal homicide in the Oct. 16, 2010, death of 27-year-old Nathaniel Rowe at their home on Duncan Avenue. Criminal homicide includes first- and third-degree murder and voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 14, 2012
More than two years after finding her remains on a Franklin County, Pa., farm, investigators Thursday filed criminal charges in the 1995 bludgeoning death of a Waynesboro, Pa., teenager. Jeffrey E. Miles Sr., who is jailed awaiting trial in another case, was charged with criminal homicide in the killing of Angie Lynn Daley. Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz arraigned Miles, 49, on the single count. Franklin County District Attorney Matt Fogal said in a news conference that DNA results only recently affirmed the bones found April 6, 2010, were Daley's.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2012
The trial of a Chambersburg man charged with killing his son two years ago began Monday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court with the defense playing 911 tapes from before and after the fatal shooting during its opening statement to the jury. Jerry D. Rowe, 57, is charged with criminal homicide in the Oct. 16, 2010, shooting of his son, 27-year-old Nathaniel Rowe, in Jerry Rowe's home at 925 Duncan Ave. Assistant District Attorney Laura Kerstetter told the jury that the charge encompasses a range of offenses from first- and third-degree murder to voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.
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By DON AINES | April 11, 2000
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A man and woman who suspected their spouses were having an extramarital affair were charged Tuesday with plotting the death of the woman's husband, who disappeared 15 years ago, Pennsylvania State Police said. cont. from front page Ronald West Harshman, 51, of 11807 Clearview Road, Hagerstown, and Joan Snyder Hall, 56, of 12850 Grant Shook Road, Greencastle, were both charged with criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy in the death of Melvin E. Snyder, who was last seen May 25, 1985.
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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 DON AINES | April 20, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa., woman charged last week in the 1985 disappearance of her husband was released on $100,000 bond Thursday. Pennsylvania State Police charged Joan Snyder Hall, 56, of 12850 Grant Shook Road, with criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy in the May 25, 1985, disappearance of Melvin Snyder. Police also charged Ronald W. Harshman, 51, of Hagerstown. Melvin Snyder's body has never been found. "In all cases, a defendant is eligible for bail unless the charge is a capital crime or one punishable by life in prison," Franklin County Judge Douglas W. Herman said during Hall's Thursday bond hearing.
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By DON AINES | May 10, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A criminal conspiracy charge against Ronald W. Harshman was dismissed Wednesday, but he will wait a week to find out if a criminal homicide charge stemming from the 1985 disappearance of a Greencastle, Pa., man will be bound over for court. cont. from news page Harshman, 51, of 11807 Clearview Road, Hagerstown, has been held without bond since April 11, when Pennsylvania State Police charged him in the death of 42-year-old Melvin E. Snyder on May 25, 1985.
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