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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
NEWS
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.
NEWS
by DON AINES | October 26, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man convicted of a robbery in which a man was assaulted with a crowbar was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 7 1/2 to 15 years in state prison. Joseph Sean-Micha Statum, 19, formerly of 603 Heintzelman Ave., in Chambersburg pleaded guilty in September to the May 10, 2005, robbery of Scottie's Coin Wash, 647 S. Second St., in which Garnet Houpt of Chambersburg was struck with a crowbar. Statum also pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and recklessly endangering another person, according to court records.
NEWS
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.
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.
NEWS
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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