Stambaugh granted $500K bail

LEWISTOWN — Judge Aaron Gingrich granted bail for Travis Stambaugh on Friday, according to court documents.

Gingrich set bail at $500,000 and it is conditional upon Stambaugh having no contact with the accuser and be supervised by the county probation and parole office.

On July 24, Stambaugh, 32, of Enola, requested bail be set because he wanted to utilize a state correctional institution law library to assist in his defense from 10 criminal counts, including attempted homicide, aggravated assault and robbery. According to Mifflin County District Attorney Christopher Torquato, Stambaugh had been on state detainer for prior criminal charges and on parole for a state sentence.

According to court documents, Stambaugh shot a Lewistown man in April over an alleged domestic dispute between the man and Stambaugh’s mother. The accuser 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 accuser told police that Stambaugh had burnt him on his right arm, which woke the accuser from sleep, then began threatening him because Stambaugh believed the accuser was going to end his relationship with Stambaugh’s mother. The accuser described Stambaugh’s weapon to police and identified Stambaugh in a photo lineup.

Stambaugh was a fugitive from April 10 until May 7, when U.S. Marshals in the Camp Hill area apprehended Stambaugh.

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