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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2012
A Waynesboro man accused of fatally shooting his wife and two other people Friday in Quincy Township, Pa., is expected to return to Pennsylvania next week to face criminal homicide charges. Franklin County (Pa.) Sheriff Dane Anthony said two deputies will transport Kevin M. Cleeves, 35, from Mahoning County, Ohio, to the Franklin County Jail in a van early next week. He said all paperwork and authorizations are in place after Cleeves waived his right to fight extradition. Prosecutors said Cleeves will be arraigned soon after his arrival in Pennsylvania.
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June 1, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The preliminary hearing for a man charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of his neighbor has been delayed. Washington Township, Pa., police charged Michael Harrigan, 29, after a shooting last Thursday morning on Blue Ridge Avenue near the Mason-Dixon Line in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Steven Wetzel, 47, was found dead in the road. Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz on Tuesday continued Harrigan's hearing for two weeks to give him additional time to find a lawyer.
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By DON AINES | July 7, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - September could be a busy month for homicide cases in Franklin County, Pa., Court. On Tuesday, the cases of three of four men charged with criminal homicide were scheduled for the September trial term, according to court records. A fourth man's double-homicide case earlier was scheduled for September. One of the cases dates back nearly two decades. Earlier this year, Michael Wayne McCormick Jr., 49, of Chambersburg, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police with criminal homicide in the March 28, 1979, death of Alan Bennett Cosey.
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September 23, 2006
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - An Adams County man has been charged with the shooting death of his wife Thursday night at their Mount Joy Township home, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg. Todd Michael Rynard, 39, of Hood Drive, was charged with criminal homicide and possessing instruments of a crime in the shotgun killing of 44-year-old Gwen Josey Rynard, police said. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Mark Beauchat and jailed without bond in Adams County Prison, police said.
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September 19, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The search continues for a Franklin County, Pa., woman charged with criminal homicide despite her case being profiled Saturday on "America's Most Wanted. " "We did get some calls on her, but she hasn't been captured as far as we know," a staffer for the Fox Network show said Sunday night about Tonya Nicole Dice. She has been charged by Pennsylvania State Police with criminal homicide and hindering prosecution in the Jan. 13, 1995, murder of Freddie Wate Brumfield.
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By DON AINES | September 20, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A bail hearing for a Chambersburg man charged with criminal homicide was continued Monday when the prosecution was unable to introduce testimony about a fight last week at Franklin County Prison. Timothy R. Ross, 26, of 280 Miller St., was jailed March 2 when he was charged with the March 1 shooting death of Drake Luckett, 34, of 217 Linden Ave., at a Chambersburg bar. Attorneys David R. Yoder and Thomas S. Diehl introduced a consolidated motion to reinstate bail on an unrelated cocaine delivery charge and set bail on the criminal homicide charge.
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November 30, 1999
Paul Devoe, 43, of Marble Falls, Texas, was charged Wednesday in the shooting death of 81-year-old Betty Jane Dehart of North Young Road near State Line, Pa. Pennsylvania State Police said at an afternoon press conference that Devoe, who is also a suspect in five murders committed last week in Texas, was charged Wednesday in Franklin County, Pa., with criminal homicide, robbery, burglary and theft in the shooting death of the great-great-grandmother....
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by STACEY DANZUSO | November 25, 2002
A Guilford Township woman was shot and killed during a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police said. Police would not identify the woman Sunday night because her next of kin had not been notified. Sgt. James Brown, commander of the Chambersburg barrack of the state police, said police had a man in custody charged with criminal homicide. "The investigation is ongoing, and we're collecting evidence," Brown said. "We have the guy in custody, so there is no threat to the community.
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May 14, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The preliminary hearing for Scott Nathan North, charged with criminal homicide in the 2006 death of his former employer, has been continued to June 3, according to the Franklin County District Attorney's Office. North, 27, of Chambersburg, has been assigned a defense attorney by the court, Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom said. North is charged in the August 2006 death of 43-year-old Carl Ryder of Amberson, Pa., whose body was found dumped along a roadside in Huntingdon County two weeks after North had walked away from a work release assignment in Shippensburg, Pa. Pennsylvania State Police last week charged North with Ryder's murder.
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August 13, 2009
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- A Shippensburg man was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the Thursday night shooting death of his neighbor. Chad Kirby, 37, was being held without bond Friday, after the shooting in the 2300 block of Lindsay Lot Road in Southampton Township, Pennsylvania State Police said. Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey Conner pronounced Andy Santo Buttermore, 35, dead at the scene of the shooting at 7:57 p.m. Thursday Police said Buttermore was shot once with a 12-gauge shotgun.
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