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By DON AINES | August 19, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a near-fatal assault last year was sentenced Wednesday to spend 41/2 years in Franklin County (Pa.) Prison. Judge John R. Walker sentenced Robert N. Rapp, 48, to five to 12 years in state prison, then suspended that sentence, giving him a dozen years on probation with the local jail sentence. He was also fined $300 and ordered to pay restitution to the victim, Shawn Murray. Although diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia, Rapp entered the guilty plea on June 24, according to court records.
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August 13, 2009
CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) -- The trial of a former correctional officer charged in the beating of inmates at a state prison in Cumberland is under way. The trial of 36-year-old Richard Robinson of Cumberland began Wednesday in Allegany County Circuit Court and is expected to last four days. Robinson is the third former officer to be tried on inmate brutality charges stemming from an attack on six inmates at the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution in March 2008.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | March 27, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man accused of following two women home, forcing his way inside and assaulting one of them, will spend a minimum of 46 months in state prison. As part of a no contest plea, Jeffrey Keith, 39, of 7 S. Federal St., Chambersburg, was sentenced on charges of simple assault, criminal trespass and terroristic threats earlier this month in Franklin County Court. A no contest plea means a defendant is not admitting guilt, but will offer no defense.
NEWS
April 15, 2012
A person with minor injuries was taken to Meritus Medical Center on Sunday morning after a vehicle hit a utility pole in front of The Feed Bin, an agricultural supplier on Lappans Road, authorities said. The pole was broken, Maryland State Police said. The incident in front of 18642 Lappans Road was reported at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, according to Washington County Emergency Services. That stretch of Lappans Road is south of the state prison complex. - Julie E. Greene
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by STACEY DANZUSO | February 21, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Harrisonville, Pa., man who did not show up at his sentencing in Franklin County Court despite multiple postponements was sentenced in absentia Wednesday to serve a minimum of nine months in state prison on drug- and alcohol-related charges. Philip B. Roberts, who lived in Waynesboro, Pa., and Chambersburg at the time of the incidents, previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of driving under the influence, according to court records.
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by ROBERT SNYDER | March 24, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A drug bust in Berkeley County resulted in the arrest Tuesday of four people following a surveillance and sting operation at a residence south of Martinsburg that police believe was a crack house. Officers from the Eastern Panhandle Violent Crimes Task Force seized more than 15 grams of crack cocaine and $580 in cash from a house in the 3500 block of Winchester Avenue after perfoming a drug purchase and observing several people leaving the house after staying for a short period between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Tuesday.
NEWS
December 20, 2000
Man sentenced in connection with jail escape By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County judge said he wasn't handing out any Christmas specials Wednesday before sentencing a Maryland man 36 to 150 months in the state prison following the man's escape from the county jail this year. "This is not K-Mart on Christmas running a Christmas special where you get a group discount on several crimes," said Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Walker.
NEWS
January 21, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man who pleaded guilty to two armed robberies was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to seven to 16 years in state prison. Samuel Thomas Smith, 20, of 284 Philadelphia Ave., pleaded guilty to the convenience store holdups on Jan. 5, according to court records. Judge Douglas W. Herman ordered Smith to pay $797 in restitution and gave him credit for 14 months he has served. On June 4, 2007, a man entered the Route 11 Pit Stop, 2324 Philadelphia Ave., and pulled out a handgun, Pennsylvania State Police said.
NEWS
November 1, 2012
A 30-year-old man who fatally struck a motorcyclist while driving and fled the scene of the crash March 7 was sentenced this week to two years in a state prison. Leon C. Deardorff Jr. was sentenced by Judge Douglas Herman in the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas. He received credit for about five months already served in jail, according to online court records. Deardorff, who is listed in court records as being from Greencastle, Pa., pleaded guilty to charges of homicide by vehicle and driving on a suspended license.
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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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