CHAMBERSBURG (Aug. 17, 2019) — A Waynesboro teen is in custody in connection with an early morning robbery today. Police have an arrest warrant for a second man.
Sabastian Reed, 18, Waynesboro, is charged with two felonies in connection with a robbery on West Loudon Street early this morning.
Cody Tyler Diehl, 22, Chambersburg, is charged with similar felonies, plus a misdemeanor charge of making terroristic threats.
Police said an unnamed individual was tackled from behind by two men while walking in the 300 block of West Loudon at 2:44 a.m. One of the attackers held him down while the other took his wallet, cell phone and other items from his pockets. The suspects fled south between houses, he told the police.
The victim was able to provide a physical description of the two suspects to the police. Chambersburg Police patrol officers later saw two persons walking on Heintzleman Avenue matching the descriptions provided by the victim.
One of the men fled from police at that time but the other was taken into custody. He was identified as Reed.
Police said further investigation showed that Reed was the male who removed the items from the victim’s pocket. He was arrested and charged with for robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Both are first degree felonies.
With Reed in custody, the second man was identified as Diehl.
An early morning news release said police were still looking for him for questioning. Online court records show charges have been filed, and indicate a warrant for his arrest was issued this morning by Magisterial District Judge T.R. Williams.
Diehl is described as a white male, 5 foot, 9 inches tall weighting 145 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair.
Reed was arraigned at 9:30 this morning by Williams, who set his bail at $30,000. Online court documents indicate he is in Franklin County Jail, unable to post bail. A shift supervisor at the jail couldn’t verify that, saying Reed was not “in the (jail’s computer) system yet.
Reed’s preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 27 in Franklin County’s Magisterial District Central Court.
Anyone with knowledge of Diehl’s whereabouts is asked to leave a tip on Chambersburg
Updates to this story will be posted as they become available.