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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | March 27, 2013
Maryland State Police have released the name of an inmate who died after a correctional officer discovered him bleeding Tuesday night at Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown. Deavel M. Johnson, 22, was noticed standing near a bunk bed with blood on him at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday during a head count in a dormitory unit at the prison, according to a state police news release. Troopers said correctional officers gave Johnson first aid after he collapsed and took him to the MCI-H dispensary.
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BY DON AINES | April 28, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man convicted of participating in four convenience store robberies last year was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to five to 20 years in state prison. David Joseph Bitner, 23, of 4897 Guitner Road, pleaded guilty on Feb. 2 to four counts of criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. Judge John R. Walker fined Bitner $200 on each charge and ordered him to pay $3,975 in restitution. Assistant District Attorney T. R. Williams said Bitner was the driver in four armed robberies between July 24 and 29 at four convenience stores in Franklin and Cumberland counties.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 19, 2012
A three-judge panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Monday upheld the manslaughter conviction of a former Warfordsburg, Pa., man in the 2010 death of a Hancock infant. Nicholas McKee, 24, is serving 35 years in state prison in the death of 6-week-old Bella Appel, who died Jan. 9, 2010, from injuries she sustained six days earlier. McKee was convicted of manslaughter, first-degree child abuse causing death, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in a three-day bench trial before Washington County Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer in October 2010.
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by DON AINES | October 16, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man convicted of secretly videotaping young women in his home and possessing hundreds of computer images and films of child pornography was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 111/2 to 23 months in jail. Jonathan Edward Spealman, 35, of 1114 Tallow Hill Road in Chambersburg, pleaded guilty in May to three third-degree felony counts of possession of child pornography, two misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy and one felony count of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, according to court records.
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By DON AINES | April 28, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Carlisle, Pa., man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Franklin County almost four years ago. Oscar Timothy Robinson, 56, of 1075 Harrisburg Pike, agreed to a sentence of five to 10 years in state prison as part of the plea agreement. He remains out on $50,000 bond until his Aug. 4 sentencing. According to court records, two gunmen entered the Unitas National Bank branch at 1720 Lincoln Way East on Sept. 29, 1995. The robbers got away with $24,550.
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September 24, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was sentenced Monday in Franklin County Court to serve time in state prison after his second trial conviction on drug charges. Thailand V. Dickerson, 43, of 116 S. Second St., was convicted last week in a trial before Judge Carol Van Horn on a charge of possession with intent to deliver cocaine. Van Horn sentenced Dickerson to 33 months to 10 years. On Aug. 30, 2007, the Chambersburg Police Department used a confidential informant to purchase $100 worth of crack cocaine from Dickerson, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
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June 1, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Maryland woman was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to state prison for robbing a beauty supply store last year. Jennifer Horton, 37, of Westminster, was sentenced to 10 months to five years in prison. Judge Carol Van Horn ordered her to serve the sentence at the expiration of a sentence she is serving in Maryland. Horton pleaded guilty April 20 to the Feb. 5, 1999, holdup of Sally Beauty Supply, 251 Cedar St., according to court records. Chambersburg police records said she and Michael Clink, 28, of Manchester, Md., entered the business, said they were armed and got away with $768.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | August 30, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man charged with sexually assaulting a woman while she slept on a friend's couch last fall was sentenced Wednesday to serve at least three years in state prison. Jason Kline, 23, of no fixed address, previously pleaded no contest to one count of sexual assault in the Nov. 10 incident, according to court records. A no contest plea means the defendant is not admitting guilt, but it will not offer any defense. Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol Van Horn ordered him to serve 36 to 77 months in state prison, have no contact with the victim, undergo DNA testing and comply with the registration requirements under Megan's Law. She gave Kline credit for 9 months and 12 days that he has served in Franklin County Prison.
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December 1, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man who pleaded guilty to sexually molesting an 8-year-old boy was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to five to 20 years in state prison. David Lee Cooper, 19, of 2667 Cinder St., had pleaded guilty to rape on Oct. 13, according to court records. Pennsylvania State Police records said he had oral sex with the boy on at least three occasions between July 1998 and April 1999. Cooper's mother, Karen Reitz, asked Judge John R. Walker to allow her son to serve his sentence in Franklin County Prison.
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by DON AINES | May 13, 2004
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 20-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to three to 10 years in state prison for having sex with a minor. Dale Wayne Phillips Jr., no fixed address, was sentenced on a charge of aggravated indecent assault by Judge John R. Walker. He pleaded guilty to the charge Feb. 20 in exchange for charges of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and corruption of a minor being dismissed, court records said.
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