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Posted on: May 20, 2019

FYI on State Prison Boot Camp: Who is Eligible? What is the Success Rate?

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A Boot Camp program is available to select individuals sentenced, upon conviction, to a Pennsylvania state prison.

The State Correctional Institution program is similar to the military drill-and-routine format for which it is named.

About three-quarters of ...

May 20, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Volunteers Sought for Youth Aid Panels in Lancaster Twp., Manor Twp. and Ephrata Area

YAPGroup

Volunteers are needed to serve on Youth Aid Panels in Lancaster Township, Manor Township and the Ephrata area.

Youth Aid Panels are diversionary programs for select juvenile offenders charged with non-violent offenses.

Volunteers must complete training to s...

May 16, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: May 15, 2019

GUILTY: Judge Convicts Root’s Market Stand Holder of Groping Female Customer

ZhongShan

A New York man was recently convicted in Lancaster County Court of groping a woman last year at Root’s Country Market.

Zhong Wu Shan, 38, will be sentenced on a misdemeanor indecent assault charge after a background investigation is completed, in...

May 15, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: May 14, 2019

GUILTY: Jury Convicts Man of Bringing Metal Knuckles to Lancaster County Courthouse

RosheRobinson

A Lancaster man was recently convicted of bringing metal knuckles to the Lancaster County Courthouse last year.

A Lancaster County jury convicted 50-year-old Roshe Robinson of possessing an offensive weapon, a misdemeanor charge.

Lancaster County Judge Merr...

May 14, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: May 13, 2019

GUILTY: Jury Convicts 3rd-Time DUI Offender with .323% Blood-Alcohol Level

LisaCochran

A repeat DUI offender is facing a state prison sentence after a Lancaster County jury convicted her this week of having a blood-alcohol level four times the legal limit last year in Ephrata Township.

Lisa M. Cochran, 38, was convicted of two counts of DUI ...

May 13, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: May 10, 2019

SCAM ALERT: Dating Site Trap Involves Child Pornography, False Claim from 'Sheriff’s Office'

Scam

Residents are warned to be on alert for an online scam with the perpetrator(s) claiming to be from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has received several reports, from outside of Lancaster County, about the scam w...

May 10, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Man Sentenced to State Prison for Intimidating Witness with Facebook Postings

TyekeHolcomb

A Lancaster man will serve up to five years in prison for posting court documents and other content on Facebook in attempts to intimidate an individual involved in the Eddie Cameron murder case.

Tyeke Holcomb pleaded guilty Wednesday to intimidation and cr...

May 3, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Man Sentenced for Strangulation of Pregnant Woman - his 2nd Conviction for Beating a Woman

LuisBetemit

A Lancaster man will serve up to 10 years in prison for beating a pregnant woman last year – a violation of his probation for a prior conviction of assaulting another woman.

Luis A. Betemit, 25, pleaded guilty to felony strangulation, aggravated ...

May 2, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Man with Loaded Pistol and 300 Grams of Meth Jailed up to 11 Years

AdamLawson

A Bedford County man will serve up to 11 years in prison for having 300 grams of methamphetamine and a loaded pistol with a round in the chamber last year in East Donegal Township.

Adam Lawson, a convicted felon, had the 9-mm pistol and the 11-ounce meth s...

May 1, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Marijuana: Realities about Incarceration, Impact on Drivers, Young Adults

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As the national conversation continues about legalization of marijuana, we encourage all residents, leaders and legislators to be fully informed when taking a stance on the issue.

We offer some data-supported analysis of today’s marijuana, trends...

April 30, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Lancaster County Connection to ‘Operation Save Milton’ Shows OD Death Investigation Value

LadyCrop

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday the arrests of 17 individuals and indictments of numerous people under “Operation Save Milton” – the sting named for a trafficking network that prompted increases in ove...

April 29, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 26, 2019

No Relief for Murderer who Set Man Ablaze in 1998; Judge Finds Recanted Statements ‘Coerced’

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A Lancaster man serving life in prison for burning a man to death 20 years ago will not get a new trial, a local judge has ruled.

Derrick Burnside was convicted in 2004 of second-degree murder and related charges for the killing of James Bell.

On Dec. 22, 1...

April 26, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Sentenced: Burglar who Stole Gun from One Home, then Targeted Filer of PFA for Another Burglary

Kevin Reyes-Molina

A Lancaster man who burglarized two homes during the same overnight in January – stealing a gun from one home – will serve up to 12 years in prison.

Kevin Reyes-Molina, 28, pleaded guilty to felony burglary counts and related charges fo...

April 25, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 24, 2019

‘Wholly Frivolous’ Appeal from Killer of Disabled Brothers Denied by Pa. Court

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A man‘s request for relief from consecutive life sentences for killing a pair of disabled brothers is “wholly frivolous,” a state appellate court has ruled.

Juan Cristo-Munoz pleaded guilty last year to two counts of first-deg...

April 24, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Convicted Fugitive Wanted: Jury Deliberates 20 Minutes to Find Heroin Dealer Guilty

AngelGalarzaSr

A Lancaster man was recently convicted of felony drug-dealing regarding the seizure of over 1,000 bags of heroin.

Angel Galarza Sr., 61, was not present for his trial last week in Lancaster County Court.

A local jury deliberated 20 minutes before returning ...

April 23, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Pa Court: No New Sentence in 'Most Chilling' Killings of Ephrata Couple 18 Years Ago

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A prison inmate re-sentenced to at least 80 years for the torture-killings of his adoptive parents 18 years ago will not get a new sentence, a state court has ruled.

Michael Bourgeois was 17 when he and an accomplice (Landon May) repeatedly stabbed, shot, ...

April 18, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Pa. Court Grants No Relief to Driver who Fled Scene of Crash Involving School Students

JamesIrvin

A Lancaster man convicted of fleeing after causing a multi-vehicle crash that injured several school students will get no relief from a state appellate court.

James P. Irvin III was sentenced last year to 5 to 20 years in prison regarding his trial convict...

April 16, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 22, 2019

20 Years Post-Columbine: Ongoing Programs Aimed at Making Lancaster County Schools Safer

SchoolTwitt

At the 20-year mark since the mass shooting at Columbine High School and we should all take time to reflect on the pain and loss experienced by that community – and the many others scarred since then by acts of violence at schools.

We offer some ...

April 22, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Dealer with Sawed-Off Shotgun, Baton Sentenced for 2 Arrests – 1 after Posting Bail

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A Denver man will serve at least six years in prison for a pair of weapons and drug-related convictions – one involving an arrest after he posted bail.

James C. Simmons, 49, pleaded guilty in January to several felonies and misdemeanors regarding...

April 15, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Repeat DUI Offender Sentenced for Leaving Scene of Rollover Crash on Lincoln Highway East

MarkHarvey

A Downingtown man will serve up to 8 years in prison for fleeing the scene after driving intoxicated and causing a crash last year in Lancaster County that seriously injured a woman.

Mark Harvey, 29, was illegally passing vehicles on Lincoln Highway East (...

April 11, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 10, 2019

How School Resource Officers and Youth Aid Panels are Helping our Students

MooreSRO

What qualifies as effective and successful is subjective when discussing police practices at Lancaster County school districts – no district’s student body is like any other, so there is a variety of approaches employed across the coun...

April 10, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Verdict: Jury Deliberates 30 Minutes to Convict Lancaster Man of Sexual Assault

JordanMayes

A Lancaster man was convicted Wednesday of sexual assault of a woman two years ago in Manheim.

A Lancaster County jury deliberated about 30 minutes before returning guilty verdicts against 24-year-old Jordan A. Mayes to six sex-abuse offenses – f...

April 8, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 5, 2019

U.S. Attorney's Office: What Human Trafficking in Lancaster County Looks Like

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“How about we pay attention for this? This is actually happening; it’s every day and it’s happening right here.”

That was the message about human trafficking relayed by an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the Lancaster Cou...

April 5, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Man Pleads to Gun Discharge that Killed Neighbor as Victim's Husband Expresses Forgiveness

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A Lancaster man pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced for the accidental discharge of a firearm last year at a city apartment building that resulted in his neighbor’s death.

Allante Floyd, 25, pleaded guilty to five misdemeanors, including inv...

April 4, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Woman Jailed for Role in $17K Grant Scam Using Facebook Messenger

ShauntaPowell

A Washington woman was recently sentenced for her role in an online scam that cost a Lancaster County man over $17,000.

The victim was contacted by a “friend” via Facebook Messenger about a federal grant program. The “friend&a...

April 4, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Decades of Prison, Parole and Probation for West Lampeter Man who Sexually Abused Girl for Years

JosephValentinJr

A West Lampeter Township man was recently sentenced to 50 years of supervision for rape and other sexual abuse of a girl that went on for about 10 years.

Joseph Valentin Jr., 36, pleaded guilty to numerous felonies – including rape of a child - F...

April 1, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Convicted Murderer Re-Sentenced for 'Evil' Killing of Lancaster County Teacher

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A Lancaster man convicted of murdering a local school teacher was resentenced Wednesday, but the new terms are not likely to impact how much time he spends behind bars.

Marcus Rutter was originally sentenced to 54 to 109 years in prison for the 2014 killin...

March 28, 2019

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Man Pleads Guilty to 3rd-Degree Murder for Killing Son with 'Violent Shakings'

AbigailFanus

A former Lancaster man will serve up to 36 years in prison for killing his young son, who was shaken in 2009 and died two years ago.

Antonio Flores-Feliciano was originally convicted in 2012 of aggravated assault and related charges for seriously injuring ...

March 26, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Maryland Pilot Admits to Attempting to Fly From Lancaster Airport after Drinking Alcohol

SethDapaah

A Maryland pilot was sentenced Friday in Lancaster County Court for attempting to fly from the Lancaster Airport last year after drinking whiskey.

Seth Dapaah, 42, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of flying while impaired – for being unde...

March 22, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 18, 2019

'Manipulative' Radio Host Jailed up to 20 Years for Years of Sexual Abuse

PhilipSmith

A Lancaster man who worked as a local Christian radio host will serve at least a decade in prison for sexual abuse of a female that endured several years.

Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright sentenced 52-year-old Philip Smith on Monday to 10 to 20 years ...

March 18, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 14, 2019

GUILTY: Jury Convicts Salesman of Groping Girl During Window Replacement Assignment

AustinKann

A Carlisle man was recently convicted of groping a Lancaster County girl during a door-to-door sales trip last year when he attempted to sell replacement windows.

The Lancaster County jury deliberated just over an hour before returning guilty verdicts Frid...

March 14, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 13, 2019

5 Men Plead Guilty to Child Pornography, Other Crimes Involving Children

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Five men were recently sentenced in Lancaster County Court for child pornography offenses and other crimes involving children.

The men each pleaded guilty and were sentenced at separate hearings. Their crimes were unrelated.

Assistant District Attorney Jani...

March 13, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 12, 2019

K9 Casper Uncovers 420 ‘HULK’ Heroin Bags in Manheim Traffic Stop; Man Charged

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A Lancaster man is charged with dealing heroin after K9 Casper assisted Manheim police in finding over 400 bags during a weekend traffic stop.

Sadi Corretger, 28, is charged with possession with intent to deliver (heroin), resisting arrest and driving on a...

March 12, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 8, 2019

GUILTY: Jury Convicts Woman of Providing Fatal Batch of Fentanyl-Laced Heroin to Manheim Man

JustinaHeisey

A Penn Township woman was convicted at trial this week of providing a bundle of fentanyl-laced heroin to a 48-year-old Manheim man who died in 2017.

A Lancaster County jury deliberated 15 minutes before convicting 57-year-old Justina Heisey of three feloni...

March 8, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Philly Connection Halted with Seizure of 7,882 Fentanyl Bags in Lancaster County

BundlesDelmonte

Two alleged suppliers of fentanyl were arrested after the Lancaster County Drug Task Force found 7,880 bags of fentanyl during a raid in Lancaster city.

Joshua Flores, 27, and Jacob Delmonte, 21, are charged with bringing the fentanyl supply from Philadelp...

March 6, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Man Pleads in Exchange for Life Term for Video-Recorded Killing Outside Lancaster Bar

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A Lancaster man pleaded guilty Friday to shooting two brothers - killing one of them – after a “petty dispute” last year at a Lancaster city bar.

Alexander Cruz, 35, will serve the rest of his life in prison for what a prosecu...

Feb. 25, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 25, 2019

2 Men Plead to 3rd-Degree Murder in Lancaster Shooting Case Assisted by Grand Jury

DeanThomson-Brown

Two men pleaded guilty Friday in Lancaster County Court regarding the 2015 killing of 30-year-old Edward Cameron – their charges resulting from a grand jury session.

Niziere J. Dean, 22, and Kyaire Thompson-Brown, 19, were shackled together in co...

Feb. 25, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Pa. Court: 62-Year Sentence Stands for Man Convicted of Firing High-Powered Rifle at Police

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A Columbia man serving up to 62 years in prison for shooting at police will get no relief from a state appellate court.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court found the punishment - 30½ to 62 years in prison – was appropriate for what Marquell Rentas did in Colum...

Feb. 21, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Non-Profit's Founder Used Club Funds for Hawaiian Trip, Bar Tabs, Amazon Purchases

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The founder of a Millersville non-profit swimming club is charged with taking nearly $40,000 from the club and using the funds for personal expenses - including a trip to Hawaii - and his other professional ventures.

Kyle Almoney, since removed by the boar...

Feb. 21, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Drug Task Force Finds Record Amount of Meth in Couch, Laundry Hamper and Vehicle Compartment

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The Lancaster County Drug Task Force recorded its largest-ever single seizure of methamphetamine with a recent bust at a city home.

Detectives found over 2½ pounds of methamphetamine while executing searches of 31-year-old Johnathan Torres&r...

Feb. 15, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Lancaster Woman 1st Charged Locally under New Law Making Recordings Illegal at Pa. Courts

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A new statute recently in effect makes it illegal to record, photograph or broadcast a court proceeding – or happenings within a time or location proximity of a courtroom.

A Lancaster woman is believed to be the first charged locally with the sec...

Feb. 13, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Couple Sentenced Regarding Drowning Death of 3YO Daughter who was Unsupervised

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A Manheim Township couple pleaded guilty Friday in Lancaster County Court to charges regarding the drowning death of their 3-year-old daughter.

On April 28, 2017, the girl, unsupervised, wondered out of a Farmstead Lane home and into the family’s...

Feb. 11, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Pa. Court: No Relief for Lifer who Wants Recorded Prison Visits, Statements Kicked from Murder Trial

LucasNewnam

A convicted killer hoping for a re-trial will get no such relief after a Pennsylvania appellate court denied his claims.

Lucas Newnam, 33, was convicted of first-degree murder – and sentenced to life in prison - for the May 27, 2016, shooting of ...

Feb. 4, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Trainings on Cellphone, Electronics Evidence Extraction and Analysis to be Held in Lancaster

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A series of training courses hosted by digital forensics company Cellebrite will be held in comings months in Lancaster County.

The three multi-day courses will be at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Champ Boulevard in Manheim.

The cour...

Jan. 25, 2019

District Attorney

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

County Offices will be closed on Monday May 27th for Memorial Day Holiday

Memorial Day

Offices will reopen on Tuesday May 28th at 8:30 AM.

Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Presentation of National Bike Month Proclamation

Presentation of National Bike Month Proclamation

At today’s Commissioners’ Public Meeting, the Board presented a Proclamation to recognize the month of May to be National Bike Month throughout our proud County and urge all to support bicycling and participate in the events planned th...

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Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Lancaster Bike Club Presentation of Check to the County of Lancaster

Lancaster Bike Club Presentation of Check to the County of Lancaster

At today’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners was pleased to receive a check in the amount of $5,000 from Lancaster Bike Club to help preserve the heritage of the County’s covered bridges. The County is using these checks to put infor...

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Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: May 8, 2019

290th Year Anniversary of Lancaster County Proclamation

290th Year Anniversary of Lancaster County Proclamation

The Board of Commissioners was proud to present a Proclamation today for the 290th Year Anniversary of Lancaster County, and called on all citizens to mark the anniversary of our founding, as we countdown to celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Lancaster ...

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Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: May 2, 2019

National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

Corrections Week

At yesterday’s Commissioners’ Meeting, the Board presented a Proclamation for the National Correctional Officers and Employees Week to the Lancaster County Prison team, including Warden, and encouraged everyone to recognize the vital r...

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Lancaster County Main Website