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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 | March 3, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man convicted in a 2002 home invasion robbery was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to two to five years in state prison. Dustin Lamier, 20, of 8783 Kings Road, was sentenced by Judge Carol Van Horn to another five years on probation on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit robbery and criminal trespass. Van Horn fined him $550, and he has to pay another $250 to have his DNA registered with the state and $108 in restitution to the victim.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | September 30, 2004
pepperb@herald-mail.com Hagerstown Police Department Officer Gerard Kendle on Wednesday testified that in 11 years on the force no incident has affected him more than the afternoon Troy Ray Ferguson plowed into him with a Dodge Durango. Kendle, who was hit in the midsection with the sport utility vehicle, testified in Washington County Circuit Court on Wednesday that the April 1 incident, which followed a fighting chase through a downtown Maryland Department of Parole and Probation building, was "the most traumatic incident, both physically and emotionally for me" in his years as a police officer.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | August 30, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man charged with sexually assaulting a woman while she slept on a friend's couch last fall was sentenced Wednesday to serve at least three years in state prison. Jason Kline, 23, of no fixed address, previously pleaded no contest to one count of sexual assault in the Nov. 10 incident, according to court records. A no contest plea means the defendant is not admitting guilt, but it will not offer any defense. Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol Van Horn ordered him to serve 36 to 77 months in state prison, have no contact with the victim, undergo DNA testing and comply with the registration requirements under Megan's Law. She gave Kline credit for 9 months and 12 days that he has served in Franklin County Prison.
NEWS
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.
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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by DON AINES | May 13, 2004
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 20-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to three to 10 years in state prison for having sex with a minor. Dale Wayne Phillips Jr., no fixed address, was sentenced on a charge of aggravated indecent assault by Judge John R. Walker. He pleaded guilty to the charge Feb. 20 in exchange for charges of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and corruption of a minor being dismissed, court records said.
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