Man pleads not guilty to attempted homicide

LEWISTOWN–Travis Stambaugh, 32, of Enola, pleaded not guilty to 10 criminal counts on Tuesday, during his formal arraignment before Judge Aaron Gingrich.

Gingrich advised Stambaugh of the charges against him, six of which are felonies, and informed Stambaugh of all pre-trial motion procedures and their timelines. A hearing to set bail is scheduled for July 24, according to the Court of Common Pleas docket schedule. Bail was denied in May by Magisterial District Judge Jack Miller, during Stambaugh’s preliminary arraignment.

According to court documents, Stambaugh shot a Lewistown man in April over an alleged domestic dispute between Stambaugh’s mother and the alleged victim. The individual identified Stambaugh to police as the shooter, noting that he was not initially willing to identify Stambaugh because he had planned to “handle the incident” himself. In a recorded interview, the alleged victim told police that Stambaugh had burnt him on his right arm, which woke the alleged victim from sleep, then began threatening him because Stambaugh believed the alleged victim was going to end his relationship with Stambaugh’s mother. The alleged victim described Stambaugh’s weapon to police and identified Stambaugh in a photo line-up.

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