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April 15, 2004
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Baltimore man convicted of molesting a young girl was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to from two to 10 years in state prison and will have to register with police everywhere he lives for the rest of his life. Chambersburg police last year charged James F. Skovron, 31, of 7807 Hidden Creek Way, with rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. On Dec. 19, 2003, he pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent assault, a second-degree felony. In exchange for his plea, the more serious charges were dismissed.
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By DON AINES | April 6, 2010
HAGERSTOWN - Alec Scott Eger, who entered a plea earlier this year to first-degree murder in the Halloween 2008 killing of Billy Lee Black, was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to life in prison. Washington County Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer denied a defense request that Eger, 20, be sentenced to life with all but 25 years suspended. Dwyer also denied a defense request that Eger be sent to Patuxent Institution, a state prison equipped to provide mental health treatment and counseling.
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By DON AINES | August 11, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman who shot her ex-husband at the Chambersburg Mall last year was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to seven to 20 years in state prison. "A woman scorned is forever hateful. ... I can't imagine the anger you felt and that's what scares me," Judge John R. Walker told Valerie Jean Moraites at her sentencing on a charge of criminal attempt to commit homicide. Moraites, 43, of 940 Stouffer Ave., had been divorced 12 years when she shot and wounded Stephen C. Moraites of Chambersburg on April 28, 1998.
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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 DON AINES | April 28, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man convicted of participating in four convenience store robberies last year was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to five to 20 years in state prison. David Joseph Bitner, 23, of 4897 Guitner Road, pleaded guilty on Feb. 2 to four counts of criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. Judge John R. Walker fined Bitner $200 on each charge and ordered him to pay $3,975 in restitution. Assistant District Attorney T. R. Williams said Bitner was the driver in four armed robberies between July 24 and 29 at four convenience stores in Franklin and Cumberland counties.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 25, 2005
A Hagerstown man on Tuesday entered an Alford plea to conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced to a suspended five-year state prison term after a Washington County Circuit judge found there was sufficient evidence to convict him for his role in a December 2004 robbery that ended with shots fired. Jamel Julian Smith, 20, whose last known address was 309 S. Mulberry St., entered the plea in connection with a Dec. 10, 2004, robbery and shooting at Washington Gardens Apartments in Hagerstown.
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