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CHAMBERSBURG (OCT. 10, 2019) — Two Maryland men are being held in Franklin County Jail without bail on attempted homicide charges.

Samuel Thorne, 22, and Rayshard Young, 21, both of Frederick, MD, face charges that they tried to kill two Pennsylvania State Police troopers during a traffic stop.

The troopers initiated the stop on Wayne Avenue in the south end of town at 3 a.m. Wednesday, but instead of stopping, Thorne — who was driving — sped north through town with the troopers in pursuit, lights flashing and sirens going.

In the 700 block of Philadelphia Avenue on the north side of town, Thorne rammed the police cruiser, disabling the car he was driving.

As the troopers approached the disabled car, Young allegedly tried to load a handgun as Thorne fled on foot. Young dropped the gun when ordered to do so by one of the troopers.

Troopers found marijuana, digital scales and the stolen gun during a search of the car.

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Charges filed against Samuel Thorne

  • H1 Criminal Attempt – Murder of A Law Enforcement Officer of the First Degree
  • H1 Criminal Attempt – Murder of A Law Enforcement Officer of the First Degree
  • F Criminal Attempt – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver
  • H1 Criminal Attempt – Murder of A Law Enforcement Officer of the First Degree
  • H1 Criminal Attempt – Murder of A Law Enforcement Officer of the First Degree
  • F1 Criminal Attempt – Aggravated Assault
  • F1 Criminal Attempt – Aggravated Assault
  • F1 Criminal Attempt – Aggravated Assault
  • F1 Criminal Attempt – Aggravated Assault
  • F2 Receiving Stolen Property
  • M Marijuana-Small Amt Personal Use
  • M Use/Poss Of Drug Paraph
  • M DUI: Controlled Substance – Impaired Ability – 1st Offense
  • M2 Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce
  • M2 Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer
  • S Disregard Traffic Lane (Single)
  • S Follow Too Closely

Charges filed against Rayshard Young

  • H1 Criminal Attempt – Murder of A Law Enforcement Officer of the First Degree
  • H1 Criminal Attempt – Murder of A Law Enforcement Officer of the First Degree
  • F Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver
  • H1 Criminal Attempt – Murder of A Law Enforcement Officer of the First Degree
  • H1 Criminal Attempt – Murder of A Law Enforcement Officer of the First Degree
  • F1 Criminal Attempt – Aggravated Assault
  • F1 Criminal Attempt – Aggravated Assault
  • F1 Criminal Attempt – Aggravated Assault
  • F1 Criminal Attempt – Aggravated Assault
  • F2 Receiving Stolen Property
  • F3 Firearms Not To Be Carried W/O License M Marijuana-Small Amt Personal Use
  • M Use/Poss Of Drug Paraph
  • M2 Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce
  • M2 Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officer
  • S Disregard Traffic Lane (Single)
  • S Follow Too Closely

They were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Glenn Manns, who deemed the pair “a risk to society” and denied bail. Preliminary hearings in the case are scheduled for Oct. 22 in Franklin County Magisterial District Central Court.

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