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FRANKLIN COUNTY (Aug. 15, 2019) — Area police are investigating a variety of incidents, including the case of a missing man with health problems.


Waynesboro Police Department

MISSING PERSON: Waynesboro police are still looking for information about an autistic man reported missing five days ago. Police said 21 year old Vaughn Grams has been missing since August 10. The last contact with Grams was around 1 a.m. Grams is a white male, 6’1″, 250 lbs. and autistic. He was last seen wearing a black short sleeve t-shirt, black sweat pants and black water shoes/crocs.  

Missing Person Vaughn Grams
Missing Person Vaughn Grams

If you have seen him or know of his whereabouts, please call the Waynesboro Police Department at 717-762-2131. 


Chambersburg Police Department

ACCIDENT: Chambersburg Police responded to the 1000 block of Wayne Avenue on Aug. 14 for a report of an auto accident involving a bicyclist. 

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No injuries were reported.  The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene. 

The driver had turned onto Wayne Avenue and failed to see the bicyclist.  The bicyclist had been traveling on the shoulder against traffic. 

Motorists are reminded to watch for bicyclist, and those who ride bicycles are reminded to ride with traffic. 


Franklin County Court

DRUG CHARGES: St. Thomas man charged with stealing narcotic medications from his employer waived his preliminary hearing this week in Franklin County’s Central Magisterial District Court.

Zachary Lynn Abbott, 25, will have a mandatory arraignment in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on Aug. 28. He is charged with acquisition of a controlled substance by fraud and theft by deception. The first charge is a felony. The second is a misdemeanor.

Police allege in charging documents that Abbott, a licensed practical nurse working at n area medical facility, had access to the drugs because one of his duties was to dispense medications to patients. He is accused of stealing medications on 63 different occasions, mostly oxycodone.

He is free on bail while awaiting his next court date.

Zachary Lynn Abbott, 26
Zachary Lynn Abbott, 26

FORGERY: A preliminary hearing for Sarah Dean Green, 38, of Hagerstown, MD., was postponed until Sept. 10. She is charged with one count each of forgery, theft by deception, identity theft and bad checks as a result of a report made to Waynesboro police on May 10.  

She is free on $50,000 unsecured bail.


RETAIL THEFT: Anastasia Lynn Stover, 22, of Halethorpe, Md., waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday on a retail theft charge.

Anastasia Lynn Stover, 22
Anastasia Lynn Stover, 22

ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE: A Preliminary hearing for Ashley Stephen Davis, 39, of Louisville, KY, has been postponed until Sept. 20. He is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon in connection with a stabbing Aug. 3 in Chambersburg.

He is being held without bail at Franklin County Jail.

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