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Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico announced the filing of criminal charges today against Christopher Michael Slaughter of the 300 block of Woodbine Street, Harrisburg, in connection with a crash in the 2400 block of North Sixth Street on April 20, 2013, that severely injured Harrisburg Police Officer Daniel Peiper and resident Selina Martin.  While the accident investigation continues, Marsico announced that charges of aggravated assault, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, flight to avoid apprehension, escape, recklessly endangering another person, unla

The Eighth Dauphin County Investigating Grand Jury issued a report on the June 1, 2014 shooting of David Ricker by Trooper Michael Trotta in West Hanover Township, Dauphin County. The Grand Jury found that Trooper Trotta was justified in his actions under Pennsylvania law and President Judge Todd A. Hoover found the report was supported by a preponderance of the evidence. Ricker faces attempted murder and other assault charges in connection with this incident.

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Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico today announced the arrest of Christopher Gessner, 50, on one count of Criminal Solicitation to Commit Murder, by the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office's Criminal Investigation Division, for soliciting two individuals to kill a woman who was the ex-girlfriend of Gessner.  The woman is the alleged victim of Gessner in a case of attempted murder and arson. Pennsylvania State Police/Lykens charged Gessner in 2011 with setting a trailer on fire and injuring the woman and killing her dogs.

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Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico announced that his office is seeking a bail increase for Stephen Melonakis on charges of possession of a firearm by a former felon, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and residential burglary.  The motion cited the defendant's long out-of-state record and the seriousness of the new charges.  Melonakis was on bail for simple assault at the time of the commission of the new offenses.  Senior Magisterial District Judge Shugars had set bail on the new charges at $25,000.  The attached bail motion reques

Yesterday, Christian Auter pleaded guilty in the midst of trial to attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a former felon, carrying a firearm without a license, and solicitation to commit hindering apprehension.  Judge Andrew H. Dowling sentenced Auter to serve a term of imprisonment of not less than 15 years nor more than 30 years.  After credit for 356 days served to date, Auter will not be eligible for parole until May 7, 2028.  The charges related to the shooting of Andy Shank in Double D's Bar on September 7, 2012.

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Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico today announced that the Criminal Investigation Division of the District Attorney’s Office has filed criminal charges against two women for neglecting to care for their eighty-eight (88) year-old relative, resulting in serious injuries to the woman.

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