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April 14, 2011
The chief of inspections for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will become the new Franklin County Jail warden in early May, the county prison board announced Thursday. The salary for Daniel Keen of Mechanicsburg, Pa., has not been finalized, officials said. — Jennifer Fitch
NEWS
January 15, 2012
The Franklin County Jail recently received a 100 percent compliance report from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, according to a news release. Warden Daniel Keen discussed the report with the Franklin County Prison Board on Thursday. County jails that receive 100 percent on their reports are inspected every two years by the corrections department. This is the third consecutive 100 percent inspection for the jail dating to 2007, the release said. "This inspection and the continued 100 percent compliance reflects well on Warden Keen's leadership, as well as every member of his team at the jail.
NEWS
March 25, 2013
A Fulton County, Pa., man has been charged with sexually abusing a girl multiple times over the course of the last 2 1/2 years, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Warren David Kerlin III, 50, of Burnt Cabins, Pa., is charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, indecent assault and other related offenses, according to a state police news release. Troopers allege Kerlin sexually assaulted the girl over the course of the last 2 1/2 years in Dublin Township.
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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.
NEWS
December 16, 2007
A trust fund has been set up for the children of Stacey Reed, who was killed Nov. 11 in an automobile accident. Donations can be dropped off at any F&M Trust branch bank for the Franklin County Jail Employee Benefit Fund, care of Stacey Reed's Children's Fund Donations and/or presents also can be dropped off at the Franklin County Jail at 1804 Opportunity Ave. in Chambersburg, Pa.
NEWS
March 18, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Franklin County Jail inmate who didn't return from his work-release job on Wednesday was found later that day and jailed in Virginia. Jeremiah Lucas was placed in Franklin County Jail on Oct. 23, 2008, and was tentatively scheduled for released on May 4. He originally was incarcerated for a parole violation, but another county lodged a detainer on charges of simple assault and passing bad checks. Lucas was scheduled to return to the jail at 1 a.m. Wednesday from his job on Wayne Avenue.
NEWS
by DON AINES | April 19, 2007
Washington Township Manager Mike Christopher does some reading in a cell at the new Franklin County Jail due to open this spring. Municipal officials from around the county toured the $30 million building Monday at the annual Franklin County Summit.
NEWS
March 18, 2009
Franklin County Jail officials say an inmate didn't return from his work-release job this morning and remains missing. Jeremiah Lucas had been in jail since Oct. 23, 2008, and was tentatively scheduled for released on May 4. He was originally incarcerated for a parole violation, but another county lodged a detainer on charges of simple assault and passing bad checks. Lucas was scheduled to return to the jail at 1 a.m. from his job on Wayne Avenue. Anyone with information can call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.
NEWS
January 7, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police said they have charged a Guilford Township, Pa., man with using a vehicle to strike another man on Sunday in Franklin County. Eugene Barlow, 67, of Guilford Township, was charged with aggravated assault, according to a state police news release. Troopers said  Joel Gorman, 31, was struck by a vehicle in the 8700 block of Peiper Road in Southampton Township at 8:56 p.m. Sunday. Barlow was taken to the Franklin County Jail, according to the release.
NEWS
May 21, 2013
A Chambersburg man has been charged with aggravated assault and simple assault after a 6-month-old boy suffered bone fractures in both legs, his right arm and several ribs, Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday. Dustin William Sipes, 21, of 357 Cosell Drive, was placed in the Franklin County Jail on $25,000 bond, state police said. It was determined that Sipes was a boyfriend of the child's mother and that Sipes was helping to care for the child, police said.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 22, 2013
A Chambersburg man who coached a Pennsylvania volleyball team has been charged with sexually assaulting an underage male player on his team. Shawn Timothy Ranck, 32, of Cambridge Lane in Chambersburg is charged with indecent assault, corruption of a minor and criminal attempt involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Ranck was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Glenn Manns on Wednesday, where his bail was set at $250,000. He was unable to post bail and was placed in the Franklin County Jail.
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NEWS
August 13, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) District Attorney's Office is asking that bail be denied for a man accused of throwing a woman to the ground, choking her and pointing a pistol at her head. James A. Dahm, 43, of Rice Road, Shippensburg, Pa., is charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment, according to online court records. He was being held Tuesday in the Franklin County Jail on $15,000 bail, court records show. On Tuesday, the district attorney's office filed a motion that Dahm's bail be re-evaluated and denied altogether.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2013
In what officials are calling the second-largest heroin bust in Franklin County, Pa., history, more than 1,100 bags of heroin were seized at a property in Lurgan Township last week. Brent Eugene Salmon, 30, of Tanyard Hill Road, was charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Franklin County Drug Task Force. Authorities are continuing to investigate and additional arrests are anticipated, District Attorney Matt Fogal said in an email.
NEWS
July 31, 2013
The actions of two quick-thinking Dollar Tree patrons aided police in arresting a Franklin County man charged in robberies at the Dollar Tree and two other local businesses. Timothy Dean Robinson, 53, of Broad Street in Chambersburg has been charged with robbery and theft by unlawful taking in the following incidents: • The Dollar Tree on Monday. • 5 Below on Norland Avenue in Chambersburg on Monday. • The Rite Aid at 415 E. Queen St. in Chambersburg on July 19, according to police.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 26, 2013
The first of two trials for a former State Line, Pa., man charged with criminal homicide has been delayed. The defense team for Jeffrey E. Miles Sr., 50, recently asked for and received a continuance in his capital murder trial for the April 2010 stabbing death of a Hagerstown woman, Kristy Dawn Hoke. Miles also faces a trial in a separate case. Authorities found the body of Hoke, 29, in a wooded section of the borough of Waynesboro, Pa., just days after her family reported the mother of three missing.
NEWS
June 20, 2013
Seven occupants in a stolen car on Interstate 81 were taken into custody Wednesday evening in Franklin County, Pa., after their vehicle reached speeds in excess of 90 mph and struck a Pennsylvania State Police cruiser, police said. The only adult in the vehicle, Travon Scott, 18, of Harrisburg, Pa., was charged with receiving stolen property and fleeing, state police said. The other six occupants included two 17-year-old Harrisburg boys, a 16-year-old Harrisburg girl, a 15-year-old Harrisburg girl, a 16-year-old Carlisle, Pa., girl and a 15-year-old girl from Mt. Holly Springs, Pa., police said.
NEWS
May 25, 2013
Two McConnellsburg, Pa., men have been charged in connection with the thefts of about 20 metal storm grates in Franklin County, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release. Zachary Pittman, 23, and John Pittman Jr., 22, were charged with theft after trying to take a storm grate on Friday, troopers said. The storm-grate thefts occurred within the last month in Antrim, Montgomery and Peters townships, troopers said. The grates belong to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
NEWS
May 21, 2013
A Chambersburg man has been charged with aggravated assault and simple assault after a 6-month-old boy suffered bone fractures in both legs, his right arm and several ribs, Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday. Dustin William Sipes, 21, of 357 Cosell Drive, was placed in the Franklin County Jail on $25,000 bond, state police said. It was determined that Sipes was a boyfriend of the child's mother and that Sipes was helping to care for the child, police said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2013
A Court of Common Pleas judge shifted roles and took the witness stand Thursday as a man convicted of first-degree murder continued his quest for a new trial. Judge Angela Krom, who was subpoenaed, testified about her previous role as an assistant district attorney. She worked on Ronald Harshman's July 2001 homicide trial with the county's former district attorney. Harshman was convicted in the presumed death of Greencastle, Pa., resident Melvin Elwood Snyder, whose body was never found.
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March 25, 2013
A Fulton County, Pa., man has been charged with sexually abusing a girl multiple times over the course of the last 2 1/2 years, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Warren David Kerlin III, 50, of Burnt Cabins, Pa., is charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, indecent assault and other related offenses, according to a state police news release. Troopers allege Kerlin sexually assaulted the girl over the course of the last 2 1/2 years in Dublin Township.
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