Author Archives: Rick Lee

About Rick Lee

Rick Lee is a veteran courthouse reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Contact him at rlee@ydr.com or call 495-1782.

B-I-N-G-O for D-A-R-G-O

“The Friends of the York County Sheriff’s Office K9 Program” are hosting a bingo fundraiser event on June 7 to cover the cost associated with caring for and maintaining Captain Dargo, the sheriff department’s detection dog. The fundraiser is at Eagle Fire Company, … Continue reading

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It may be a stereotype, but …

… most people would probably agree that you don’t come between a cop and his coffee. The never-sleeping eyes of law enforcement sometimes need to be caffeinated to remain that way. But a Maryland woman apparently did just that. Christina … Continue reading

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Don’t mess with Walmart

Matthew A. Gaspin admitted he didn’t read the fine print. So, when he got caught shoplifting a TV soundbar from Walmart in West Manheim Township on Aug. 23, 2013, he also got hit with a defiant trespass charge. It seems … Continue reading

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Live Coverage of the Joshua Lookingbill Homicide Trial

A stabbing victim, his girlfriend and her ex-boyfriend were involved in a love triangle that ended when one man stabbed the other early Jan. 31, 2013 in York, according to police. Joshua Justin Lookingbill, 25, of the 700 block of … Continue reading

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Parents jailed for alleged child abuse

The parents of a 22-month-old girl remain in York County Prison, each in lieu of $100,000 bail, accused of seriously injuring her when she was 2-month’s old. Amy Marie Funt, 29, and Joshua Allen Cochran, 29, reportedly “abruptly and unexpectedly” … Continue reading

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It’s not a bottle rocket shot out of your butt, but it’s still silly

Some outfit called the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform has released its Top 10 list of most ridiculous law suits. The list includes: inmates who did not know that alcohol could lead to crime; a man suing … Continue reading

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Woodard formally sentenced to death

York County Judge Michael Bortner formally sentenced Aric Shayne Woodard to death Wednesday, Dec. 18, for the beating death of 2-year-old Jaques Omari Twinn. A jury convicted Woodard, 40, of York, of first-degree murder in October. Jaques died on Nov. … Continue reading

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Cold case — State police still investigating 1972 Brogue murder

I was scrolling through the Pennsylvania State Police website looking for information for another story when I came across a page for investigations. It wasn’t the info I was looking for, but it was just as interesting to a court/crime … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Affirms New Trial in 2005 Murder Case

It appears Ian C. Brenner will be returning to York County for a re-trial of his 2005 murder case. Brenner, now 32, was convicted in 2006 of shooting and killing Anna Witter, 46, an innocent bystander, as he tried to … Continue reading

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Attorneys tick off judge in vehicular homicide case

Six months ago, Robert A. Sawyer was scheduled to plead to vehicular homicide and aggravated assault charges for an October 2011 crash on Route 30 that killed a woman and injured another. Tuesday in York County court, Sawyer’s attorneys said … Continue reading

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