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By DON AINES | October 4, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. A Chambersburg woman who violated probation for convictions that included stealing from an unconscious hospital patient and the theft of holiday packages was in Franklin County Court on Wednesday to be resentenced for violating probation. Karen Beam was facing a state prison sentence, but instead was sent by Judge John R. Walker to the state prison in Muncy, Pa., to be evaluated for a two-year drug treatment program know as State Intermediate Punishment (SIP).
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | March 29, 2013
A stab wound to the neck resulted in the death of a 22-year-old inmate who was assaulted Tuesday night at Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown, according to Maryland State Police. The cause of Deavel M. Johnson's death was revealed during an autopsy at the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore, MSP spokesman Greg Shipley said Friday. He said the manner of death was ruled as a homicide. “No one has been charged at this time,” Shipley said. MSP investigators have concluded initial interviews with inmates and correctional officers who were at the scene when Johnson was stabbed, Shipley said.
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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.
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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 DON AINES | August 4, 2007
GREENVILLAGE, PA. - Jamie Yeager walks with a cane, but the state prison inmate was able to escape from Franklin County Sheriff's deputies Friday afternoon before being captured a short time later by Pennsylvania State Police. Yeager, 27, a prisoner at the state prison in Camp Hill, Pa., was being transported back to Franklin County Prison when he escaped from a van waiting in a line of traffic at the intersection of Pa. 997 and U.S. 11, Chief Deputy Preston Strayer said. Because he used a cane, Yeager had only one hand cuffed to the belly band he wore and no leg shackles, Strayer said.
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by DON AINES | October 7, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - A Spring Run, Pa., man was in Franklin County Court Wednesday to be sentenced for stabbing his wife, but it was his spouse who apologized to the court. "I want to apologize for my husband," Becky Fraker told Judge Carol Van Horn. She said she was at fault for the March 25 attack by her husband because "I was having an affair with his brother. " Rodney Lynn Fraker, 33, of 19850 Hammond Road, had been charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and simple assault in connection with his wife being stabbed in the neck three to four times with a pocketknife, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
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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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