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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 | January 19, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Maryland man convicted of robbery and theft was given a choice Wednesday in Franklin County Court: Serve a sentence in state prison with the possibility of release in six months, or spend more time behind bars in the county prison. "It's an unusual situation, but I'm going to give you the choice of what sentence you want today," President Judge John R. Walker told Michael J. Clink, 28, of Manchester, Md. Clink had to choose between serving a state prison sentence of six months to five years now, or serving six to 23 months in the Franklin County prison at the expiration of a sentence he is serving for theft in Maryland.
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by DON AINES | December 7, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man convicted in a 2004 shooting at a Chambersburg bar was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to five to 10 years in state prison, but authorities will first have to track him down. Dallas Jabbar Roman, 26, formerly of 1024 Warm Spring Road, was sentenced in absentia by Judge John R. Walker on one count of aggravated assault. Roman pleaded guilty to the charge in August in exchange for charges of attempted homicide, recklessly endangering another person and two firearms violations being dismissed.
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by DON AINES | November 16, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - A Chambersburg man charged with setting his home on fire with Molotov cocktails in January will be going to state prison after entering a plea agreement Monday in Franklin County Court. James L. Gipe Sr., 44, of 101 Eisenhower Drive, pleaded guilty last Wednesday before Judge John R. Walker to charges of arson and recklessly endangering another person, according to Assistant District Attorney Matthew Fogal. As part of the plea agreement, Gipe will serve 31/2 to eight years in state prison, Fogal said.
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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.
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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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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.
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