Shippensburg man already wanted for aggravated assault with a firearm, found illegally entering Hamilton Twp home

30 May 2024- A Shippensburg with an extensive record is facing charges after allegedly assaulting an ex-girlfriend in April only to be find entering a home he had been kicked out of in March. Gianni James Eyer was charged on April 22nd with felony firearm carried without a license, felony aggravated assault with extreme indifference, misdemeanor assault, and misdemeanor terroristic threats. Eyer was charged earlier this week with felony criminal trespassing. He failed to post a combined bail of $115,000.

Chambersburg PD and PSP had been searching for Gianni Eyer since his initial charges were filed on April 22nd when CPD were dispatched to Grandview and Bishop Avenues in the borough around 12:45am. CPD say that a woman was screaming that a male had a gun, with a man found fleeing the area shortly after onto Glen Street.

When they arrived, CPD say the victim was bleeding from her mouth and had a bump above her left eye. She allegedly told officers that her ex, Gianni Eyer, had assaulted her in an argument over a cell phone. After initially arguing at a nearby Sheetz, the victim tried to leave the situation before being followed and subsequently assaulted by Eyer. The injuries reportedly came from her being slammed to the ground, punched repeatedly, and threatened with a firearm pulled out of Eyer’s pocket. At the time of the incident, Eyer was only 18 years old, making him ineligible to concealed carry a handgun.

PSP were called in over a month later on May 27th to assist in locating Eyer by the Chambersburg Police Department. Troopers say that Eyer was believed to be in the area near Garber Street and Lincoln Way West but a canvass of the area didn’t turn him up. Troopers, however, quickly spoke to a homeowner who previously let Eyer stay there in Hamilton Township. While arriving on scene, Troopers say they found Eyer exiting the side door of the attached garage of the home. He was swiftly taken into custody.

The homeowner was contacted by telephone by PSP, with her allegedly telling police that she believed the home was vacant. This was because Eyer was no longer permitted to be on her property as of March 17th. During an initial interview with Eyer, he reportedly admitted to entering the home on Sunset Avenue.

This isn’t Eyer’s first run-in with the law recently, either. He is awaiting a formal arraignment in front of Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Shawn Meyers for charges of misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor damaging property, and summary harassment. Those charges stem from an incident on February 16th of this year

Gianni Eyer is behind bars on a combined bail of over $115,000.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39302-CR-0000185-2024, Incident No.: PA 2024-704389, Docket Number: MJ-39201-CR-0000230-2024, Incident No.: C202404667, Docket Number: CP-28-CR-0000427-2024