CHAMBERSBURG — An Arlington, Texas, man is in Franklin County Jail this week, facing a long list of charges stemming from burglaries at three Guilford Township businesses last weekend.
Anthony Ray Turner, 49, of Arlington, Texas, has been charged with multiple burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief, as well as numerous summary charges.
According to court documents, Pennsylvania State Police investigating an alarm call to a Game Stop Store on Lincoln Way East early Saturday morning found a back door to another business open and loud noises coming from inside.
During their investigation they also saw an interior door open and close at another nearby business.
Police set up a perimeter around the strip mall and tried to locate the elusive intruder and get him to surrender.
Eventually officers went inside in an attempt to capture the intruder. There they found a backpack with items used in the break-in and items taken during the burglaries, but not the intruder.
Several hours later, as a trooper climbed a ladder to gain access to the ceiling of one of the stores, Turner fell through the ceiling and tried to flee from officers, according to court documents.
He was captured following a short foot chase after an officer used a taser to subdue him..
All but 10 of the 42 charges filed in the case are summary trespass charges, but Turner also faces three second degree felony burglary charges, three felony criminal trespass charges, a felony criminal mischief charge and three misdemeanor charges.
A monetary bail of $500,000 was set by Magisterial District Judge Annie Gomez Shockey. Turner has not yet been able to post bail.
His preliminary hearing in the case is set for May 21 in Franklin County Central Court.