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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.
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
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.
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By DON AINES | February 2, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman who had been on probation on a charge stemming from an investigation into the 1998 death of her infant son was sentenced Wednesday to one to three years in state prison for violating probation. "I guess I didn't make an impression the last time she was in here. Well, I'm going to make an impression on her today," Franklin County Court Judge John R. Walker said before sentencing Amy E. Sheffler, 22, for violating probation on her conviction for endangering the welfare of a child.
NEWS
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 | dona@herald-mail.com | May 18, 2011
A Washington County Circuit judge Wednesday sentenced a paraplegic driver convicted of the 2002 deaths of a Hagerstown couple killed in a head-on collision to 3 1/2 years in state prison for violating his probation. Matthew David Meyer, 33, of Ellicott City, Md., also received a 3 1/2-year suspended sentence from Judge Daniel P. Dwyer, who deferred imposing the sentences for 30 days, releasing Meyer on a $50,000 appeal bond. Defense attorney John Salvatore argued that a condition of probation prohibiting Meyer from driving might not have been legal and could be the basis for an appeal.
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