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NEWS
February 1, 2011
A bail hearing scheduled Tuesday for a man charged with criminal homicide has been continued until mid-February. The hearing for Jerry D. Rowe has been rescheduled for Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. Rowe is charged with fatally shooting his son, Nathaniel, 27, in the torso at their home at 925 Duncan Ave., near the Chambersburg Hospital in October. According to court documents filed in the case, Nathaniel Rowe was found lying on the ground outside the Duncan Ave. home without a pulse. In an affidavit of probable cause, police said they interviewed Jerry Rowe after taking him into custody.
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NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 10, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Jeffrey E. Miles Sr. is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Franklin County Court on a charge of criminal homicide stemming from the April 3 stabbing death of a Hagerstown woman. Miles, 47, of State Line, Pa., will be arraigned before Judge Douglas Herman at 1 p.m., Franklin County (Pa.) District Attorney Matthew Fogal said Friday. On April 6, Pennsylvania State Police found the body of Kristy Dawn Hoke, 29, in the woods off Ninth Street in the Borough of Waynesboro.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | September 1, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a State Line, Pa., man accused of killing a woman now identified in court documents as having worked as an informant for a Pennsylvania law enforcement agency. Jeffrey E. Miles Sr., 47, is charged with criminal homicide in the April 3 stabbing death of Kristy Dawn Hoke of Hagerstown. Hoke's body was found in woods in the southern portion of the Borough of Waynesboro a few days later. Miles' arraignment in Franklin County Court is scheduled for 1 p.m. today.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | September 1, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A State Line, Pa., man charged with criminal homicide in the April 3 stabbing death of a Hagerstown woman appeared briefly in court Wednesday for the first time since prosecutors filed paperwork necessary to seek the death penalty against him. Jeffrey E. Miles Sr., 47, was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday afternoon, but Franklin County (Pa.) Court Judge Douglas Herman cited the seriousness of the case in saying he wanted to reschedule the arraignment for a day when he had more time.
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.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 23, 2010
WAYNESBORO, PA. -- A State Line, Pa., man charged with criminal homicide in the Easter weekend slaying of a mother of three has been found mentally competent to undergo court proceedings, according to court officials. Jeffrey Eldon Miles, 47, will have a preliminary hearing July 22 in Franklin County (Pa.) Court, Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz said Wednesday. Pennsylvania State Police charged Miles with criminal homicide in the slashing death of 29-year-old Kristy Dawn Hoke of Hagerstown.
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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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