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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 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 7, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa., woman charged in the death of her missing husband pleaded innocent Wednesday in Franklin County Court and was scheduled for trial in July. Joan Snyder Hall, 56, of 12850 Grant Shook Road, is charged with criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy in the disappearance of Melvin E. Snyder, who was last seen May 25, 1985. Pennsylvania State Police charged her and Ronald W. Harshman, 51, of Hagerstown, on April 11. Melvin Snyder's body was never found.
NEWS
February 27, 2001
Pre-trial hearings held in 1985 disappearance By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two people charged in the disappearance of a Franklin County man more than 15 years ago were back in court Tuesday as their cases come closer to trial. Joan Snyder Hall, 57, of 12850 Grant Shook Road in Greencastle, Pa., is charged with criminal conspiracy and criminal homicide in the disappearance of her former husband, Melvin Snyder, on May 25, 1985.
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By DON AINES | May 10, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A criminal conspiracy charge against Ronald W. Harshman was dismissed Wednesday, but he will wait a week to find out if a criminal homicide charge stemming from the 1985 disappearance of a Greencastle, Pa., man will be bound over for court. cont. from news page Harshman, 51, of 11807 Clearview Road, Hagerstown, has been held without bond since April 11, when Pennsylvania State Police charged him in the death of 42-year-old Melvin E. Snyder on May 25, 1985.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2012
Neil LaPine testified he fired a handgun just once - and by accident - during a May 18 stand-off with police, but a Washington County Circuit Court jury deliberated just 70 minutes on Friday before finding him guilty on three counts of first-degree assault. LaPine, 49, formerly of 12962 Little Hayden Circle in Hagerstown, was also convicted of three counts of reckless endangerment and one count each of use of a handgun in a crime of violence and discharging a firearm within city limits, court records said.
NEWS
by DON AINES | March 13, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court has denied a petition for allowance of appeal by former Hagerstown man serving a life sentence for the 1985 murder of Franklin County man whose body was never found. In 2001, a jury convicted Ronald West Harshman, 55, formerly of 11807 Clearview Road, of the first-degree murder of Melvin Snyder, who disappeared May 25, 1985, from his home near Greencastle, Pa. The Supreme Court declined to hear Harshman's appeal, denying the petition in a one-sentence order issued March 5, according to Franklin County District Attorney John F. Nelson.
NEWS
April 14, 2012
A second man has been charged in connection with a gunshot being fired Wednesday in the first block of East Lee Street in Hagerstown, city police said Saturday morning. Eric Shaquille Baymon, 19, of 42 E. Washington St., Apt. 3, in Hagerstown was charged with one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm, according to a police department news release. Another man police believe was involved in the incident, Giancarlos Badia, 21, of 272 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, was charged previously with two counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, and one count each of using a firearm in a crime of violence and having a handgun on his person.
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