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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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November 10, 2011
Police found a .380-caliber shell casing and a live .380-caliber round in an alley off Avalon Avenue in Hagerstown Wednesday night after  residents reported hearing gunshots, city police said. The shell casing and the live round were found in an alley between Avalon Avenue and Berner Avenue, said Detective Sgt. Rebecca Fetchu of the Hagerstown Police Department. Some people heard more than one shot, but it appears no structures were hit, Fetchu said. Police responded to the 30 block of Avalon Avenue at about 9 p.m. after a caller contacted police, he said.
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August 31, 2000
Bail set in 1985 murder case By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - While the admissibility of some key prosecution evidence is being challenged by the defense, a Hagerstown, Md., man charged this year in the disappearance of a Pennsylvania man 15 years ago was granted bond Thursday by a Franklin County Court of Common Pleas judge. continued Judge John R. Walker also moved the first-degree murder case against Ronald W. Harshman from the September trial term to January 2001, according to the order filed with the Clerk of Courts Office.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | February 2, 2000
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The sister of a man who died following a shooting near Ranson Tuesday said she never would have imagined her brother being involved in such a dangerous situation. Judy Brown described her brother, Earl Payton, as a friendly, nonviolent person. If Payton realized he was in a situation that was life threatening, he would have walked away, Brown said. "I don't even remember him being in a fight. So I don't know what went on there," Brown said. Payton was found Tuesday lying in the living room of a friend's house at 320 Orchard Drive near Ranson with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to state police.
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May 3, 2001
Murder trial set for July By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg A Hagerstown man charged with first-degree murder in the 1985 disappearance of his former wife's lover faces trial this summer in Franklin County, Pa. Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Walker Wednesday postponed Ronald W. Harshman's trial until July 9 because the May trial term is full. District Attorney Jack Nelson said he expects the trial, including jury selection, to last five days.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | March 10, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - A spent bullet casing found in Ricky Rinaldo Stallings Jr.'s vehicle matched a spent casing found on the ground near where a fatal shot was fired last month at Mary Elizabeth Williams, Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Gregory Alton testified Wednesday during Stallings' preliminary hearing. Stallings, 23, whose address is listed in court records as 6088 Molly Pitcher Highway, Apt. 3, in Chambersburg, Pa., faces 16 charges, including first-degree murder, in the Feb. 8 shooting death of Williams outside her 13915 Maugansville Road home.
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July 30, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Two Washington County men were charged Thursday morning after a shot was fired from one moving vehicle at another, according to a Maryland State Police press release. Derrick L. Harshman, 25, of Clear Spring and Derrick S. Hutzell, 24, of Williamsport, were charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, troopers said. The shooting was reported at 2:14 a.m. in the Halfway area, troopers said. Brandon Norris of Williamsport and Gary Breeden Jr. of Boonsboro told troopers the GMC Jimmy they were riding in had been fired upon by a Dodge truck on southbound U.S. 11. The shooting followed an apparent dispute Wednesday night between the men in the GMC and the men in the Dodge.
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By DON AINES | May 17, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Hagerstown man will stand trial in the 1985 disappearance of Melvin Snyder, Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Douglas W. Herman ruled Wednesday. Herman found that Ronald Harshman should be bound over for court on a criminal homicide charge. Harshman will remain in Franklin County Prison without bail, Herman ruled. "The nature of Mr. Snyder's disappearance provides evidence of his death by criminal agency," Herman said. A preliminary hearing for Harshman was held last week, but Herman delayed his decision until Wednesday to give defense attorney David S. Keller time to submit written arguments for dismissing the charge.
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by MARLO BARNHART | January 6, 2003
The identity of a 23-year-old Baltimore man who died after being shot in the head Saturday night at an apartment complex was still being withheld Sunday, as no next of kin could be found, said Lt. Tom Chase of Frederick City Police. "All known prior addresses in Frederick and Baltimore have been checked by detectives without success in locating a relative," Chase said Sunday afternoon. The man was pronounced dead at 10:12 p.m. Saturday, less than an hour after he was shot about 9:30 p.m. outside Country Hill Apartments on Heather Ridge Drive, police said.
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By HEATHER KEELS | September 17, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- An attempted murder case against a Hagerstown woman accused of swinging a knife and firing a gun at another woman Aug. 19 will proceed to Washington County Circuit Court after a District Court judge found there was probable cause for the charges at a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Jennifer Lynn Williams, 37, of 406 W. Washington St., Apt. 3, was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, having a handgun on her person, concealing a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm in city limits and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.
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November 10, 2011
Police found a .380-caliber shell casing and a live .380-caliber round in an alley off Avalon Avenue in Hagerstown Wednesday night after  residents reported hearing gunshots, city police said. The shell casing and the live round were found in an alley between Avalon Avenue and Berner Avenue, said Detective Sgt. Rebecca Fetchu of the Hagerstown Police Department. Some people heard more than one shot, but it appears no structures were hit, Fetchu said. Police responded to the 30 block of Avalon Avenue at about 9 p.m. after a caller contacted police, he said.
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July 30, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Two Washington County men were charged Thursday morning after a shot was fired from one moving vehicle at another, according to a Maryland State Police press release. Derrick L. Harshman, 25, of Clear Spring and Derrick S. Hutzell, 24, of Williamsport, were charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, troopers said. The shooting was reported at 2:14 a.m. in the Halfway area, troopers said. Brandon Norris of Williamsport and Gary Breeden Jr. of Boonsboro told troopers the GMC Jimmy they were riding in had been fired upon by a Dodge truck on southbound U.S. 11. The shooting followed an apparent dispute Wednesday night between the men in the GMC and the men in the Dodge.
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By HEATHER KEELS | September 17, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- An attempted murder case against a Hagerstown woman accused of swinging a knife and firing a gun at another woman Aug. 19 will proceed to Washington County Circuit Court after a District Court judge found there was probable cause for the charges at a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Jennifer Lynn Williams, 37, of 406 W. Washington St., Apt. 3, was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, having a handgun on her person, concealing a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm in city limits and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.
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May 29, 2006
Man charged in drive-by shooting A 27-year-old man with a last known address of Hagerstown has been charged in connection with an April drive-by shooting in the city, according to a Hagerstown Police Department press release. Von Lamar Walker, who also is known as "Smokey," was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, and wearing and carrying a handgun on his person. According to police, he was being held on a $500,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center Wednesday, but personnel there Sunday said nobody with his name was at the facility.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | March 10, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - A spent bullet casing found in Ricky Rinaldo Stallings Jr.'s vehicle matched a spent casing found on the ground near where a fatal shot was fired last month at Mary Elizabeth Williams, Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Gregory Alton testified Wednesday during Stallings' preliminary hearing. Stallings, 23, whose address is listed in court records as 6088 Molly Pitcher Highway, Apt. 3, in Chambersburg, Pa., faces 16 charges, including first-degree murder, in the Feb. 8 shooting death of Williams outside her 13915 Maugansville Road home.
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by DON AINES | September 11, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman testified Wednesday in Franklin County Court that she saw her uncle with a gun right before a St. Thomas, Pa., man was shot through the mouth. The prosecution may wrap up its case today against Joseph Ward Jr., 47, of 317 Poplar Springs Road, Orrtanna, Pa. He is charged with attempted homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, receiving stolen property and carrying an unlicensed handgun with an obliterated serial number in the May 18, 2002, shooting of Dominick Negliaccio in a room at Carson's Motel, 414 W. Loudon St. Antoinette McKeithan said in court Wednesday she had left the room by the time the shot was fired that injured both Negliaccio and Ward.
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January 7, 2003
Man who held up W.Va. pharmacy remains at large MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man who held up The Medicine Shoppe at 126 Eagle School Road at gunpoint Monday was still at large Monday night, Martinsburg City Police said. At 11:16 a.m., a man entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded drugs. Witnesses said he drove away in a red Ford Ranger pickup with graphics on the side, no cap and a North Carolina license plate, police said. It wasn't known if he got any drugs, police said.
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by MARLO BARNHART | January 6, 2003
The identity of a 23-year-old Baltimore man who died after being shot in the head Saturday night at an apartment complex was still being withheld Sunday, as no next of kin could be found, said Lt. Tom Chase of Frederick City Police. "All known prior addresses in Frederick and Baltimore have been checked by detectives without success in locating a relative," Chase said Sunday afternoon. The man was pronounced dead at 10:12 p.m. Saturday, less than an hour after he was shot about 9:30 p.m. outside Country Hill Apartments on Heather Ridge Drive, police said.
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May 3, 2001
Murder trial set for July By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg A Hagerstown man charged with first-degree murder in the 1985 disappearance of his former wife's lover faces trial this summer in Franklin County, Pa. Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Walker Wednesday postponed Ronald W. Harshman's trial until July 9 because the May trial term is full. District Attorney Jack Nelson said he expects the trial, including jury selection, to last five days.
NEWS
August 31, 2000
Bail set in 1985 murder case By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - While the admissibility of some key prosecution evidence is being challenged by the defense, a Hagerstown, Md., man charged this year in the disappearance of a Pennsylvania man 15 years ago was granted bond Thursday by a Franklin County Court of Common Pleas judge. continued Judge John R. Walker also moved the first-degree murder case against Ronald W. Harshman from the September trial term to January 2001, according to the order filed with the Clerk of Courts Office.
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