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A fugitive captured yesterday in Indiana will be extridated back to Chambersburg to stand trial. Police are still looking for a second fugitive in an attempted armed robbery earlier this month.

Emerson Seger
Emerson Seger

Emerson Paul Seger, 20, Chambersburg, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshalls and Indiana State Police yesterday. He was wanted on a warrant obtained May 8 in connection with an attempted armed robbery of a Lincoln Way West apartment.

Seger allegedly fired shots into an occupied building during the robbery attempt. Jeffery Leandre and John Foreus were taken into custody that night without incident, according to Chambersburg police. Both Seger and a fourth suspect, Dormesly Audath, escaped.

Dormesly Audath
Dormesly Audath

Audath, 30, is still at large. Online court records list Chambersburg addresses for all four men.

The four are accused of trying to force their way into an apartment in the 100 block of Lincoln Way West just before midnight the night of May 7. They were armed with machetes, knives and a firearm, police said.  

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One resident repelled them while another called 911 for help, according to the police report. Shots were fired into the apartment as the men fled.

The charges

Seger faces the following charges once he is returned to Chambersburg:

  • Conspiracy – Burglary – Overnight Accommodations; Person Present, Bodily Injury Crime (first degree felony)
  • Aggravated Assault – Attempts to cause Serious Bodily Ijury or causes injury with extreme indifference (first degree felony)
  • Discharge Of A Firearm Into Occupied Structure, 18 counts, (third degree felonIt’s)
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person (Second degree misdemeanor)

Leandre and Foreus were arraigned the next day and put in Franklin County Jail. Bail was set at $100,000 bail set in both their cases.

Leandre, 36, faces first degree felony burglary and misdemeanor simple assault Charges. His preliminary hearing in the case is set for June 1. He is still in jail, unable to make bail.

Foreus, 31, posted bail May 16 and was released to await a preliminary hearing June 17. He faces charges of first degree felony burglary and misdemeanor simple assault and making terroristic threats.

Audath is still at large. Tips or information about his possible whereabouts can be left on Chambersburg Police Department’s CRIMEWATCH® website.

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