09 October 2023- Two Chambersburg residents are facing numerous charges after police canvass the borough just after midnight on Sunday morning following reports of shots fired. Javon Devante Smith is charged with misdemeanor firearm carried without a license, driving on a suspended license, and driving without headlights on. Smith’s codefendant, Grace C Baker, is charged with misdemeanor firearm carried without a license. Both are free on unsecured bails of $50,000.
Chambersburg PD were dispatched to the area of the 400 block of W Washington Street and Butternut Lane in the borough around 12:15am on Sunday, October 8th. Police were alerted to a report of five or six shots fired in the direction of W Washington Street and W Irva Street.
When police arrived, they allegedly found a vehicle in the area of W Washington and Butternut that was driving without its headlights on. After flipping on emergency lights, police conducted a traffic stop on the unlit car.
Upon making contact with the occupants, police allegedly had them all place their hands on the ceiling due to firearm risks. Initially, police were able to see a bullet in the left jacket pocket of the driver, Javon Smith. Securing all firearms in the vehicle, police were able to take possession of a gun owned by Smith, as well as one owned by his passenger, Gracie Baker. Smith’s was found in a black backpack and Baker’s was allegedly in her fanny pack. Again, neither firearms were locked or secured in the vehicle.
After continuing their investigation, police say their reports showed that people matching the descriptions of those in the vehicle had fired the shots referenced earlier, but it does not appear that they have been charged with such offenses. Neither Baker nor Smith possessed concealed carry permits, although they had no prior convictions that would prohibit them from possessing the guns.
Javon Smith and Gracie Baker are free on unsecured bails of $50,000 each. Their preliminary hearings are set for October 17th.
Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39304-CR-0000263-2023, Incident No.: C202311609, Docket Number: MJ-39304-CR-0000261-2023, Incident No.: C202311609