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By DON AINES | January 30, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Already serving up to 50 years in state prison for shooting a Fulton County man, Gregory Rouzer was sentenced Friday in Franklin County Court to another five to 10 years for trying to hire a hitman to kill his original victim. Rouzer, 41, of 1291 Possum Hollow Road in Harrisonville, Pa., was convicted last year in Fulton County Court of attempted homicide and related charges and sentenced to 14 years and seven months to 50 years in prison. He pleaded no contest Friday before Franklin County Judge Richard Walsh to criminal solicitation to commit murder.
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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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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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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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By DON AINES | February 23, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- On a Friday in late December, about 80 inmates were moved from the Franklin County Jail to the courthouse for the call of the incarcerated for the January trial term, a logistical exercise that meant a dozen or more round trips by Sheriff's Office vans along the six-mile route. If all goes as planned for the May trial term, the inmates on the trial term list only will have to be walked down a corridor to a courtroom within the jail itself. Each week, deputies have to move inmates from the jail to the courthouse for sentences, arraignments, preliminary hearings in Central Court or other courtroom procedures.
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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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