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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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NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 25, 2003
CARLISLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Cumberland County said Monday they charged a Shippensburg, Pa., man in the October shooting death of a Mount Holly Springs, Pa., man. Police said Michael L. Heberlig, 34, address unavailable, was charged with criminal homicide, robbery and possessing instruments of a crime in the death of 33-year-old Lathan Spencer. Spencer's body was found Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 28, along Hair Road in Penn Township, Pa. The body was found by a passer-by near a park-and-ride parking area along Interstate 81 and Pa. 233, according to police records.
NEWS
August 8, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County District Attorney's Office has filed a notice of aggravating circumstances against a Chambersburg woman charged with criminal homicide, opening the possibility that Jonna M. Johnson could become the first woman in the county's history to face the death penalty. The one-paragraph notice was filed Friday with the Clerk of Courts Office by Assistant District Attorney T.R. Williams. The notice said that Johnson "knowingly created a grave risk of death to another person in addition to the victim of the offense.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | July 20, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An arraignment date has been set for a man charged with criminal homicide in the April 3 stabbing death of a Hagerstown woman. Jeffrey Eldon Miles, 47, waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday morning, two days before he was due to appear in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz said he traveled to the county jail before 8 a.m. to witness the State Line, Pa., man sign forms waiving the hearing. Miles is scheduled for mandatory arraignment Sept.
NEWS
By DON AINES | August 28, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An 18-year-old man charged with criminal homicide in the Aug. 6 shooting death of a Chambersburg man has had his preliminary hearing delayed for a month, Franklin County Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom said Tuesday. V'Cetres Buckner, of 207 Larch Ave., was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Central Court. Krom said the continuance was granted at the request of his defense attorney. Buckner was charged Aug. 17 with criminal homicide and robbery in the death of Timothy A. Short, 42, of Hood Street, who was found behind 10 Hemlock Circle on the morning of Aug. 6. Short died of a gunshot wound to the face.
NEWS
July 31, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Scott Nathan North was scheduled for mandatory arraignment Wednesday in Franklin County Court on criminal homicide and other charges, but no arrangements had been made to take him to court from state prison. North's court appearance was continued for one week, Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom said. North, 26, of Chambersburg, is charged with criminal homicide in the August 2006 death of 43-year-old Carl Ryder of Amberson, Pa. He also is charged with escape, abuse of a corpse, false identification to law enforcement, fleeing or attempting to elude police, and multiple counts of forgery, access device fraud, theft, burglary and criminal trespass.
NEWS
By DON AINES | August 28, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For the second time, Albert Reid has been found competent to stand trial on Oct. 5 on criminal homicide charges in the deaths of his estranged wife and her daughter. Franklin County President Judge John R. Walker issued the ruling Wednesday, based on testimony at a July 14 competency hearing. Reid, 49, of Biglerville, Pa., is charged with two counts of criminal homicide in the Dec. 27, 1996, shooting deaths of Carla Reid, 36, and 14-year-old Deidre Moore at their Sollenberger Road home outside Chambersburg.
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