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Old 08-03-2008, 07:42 PM
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Trucker To Be Questioned In Jonesville Officer Slaying

Man Faces Murder Charge In N.J.


POSTED: 9:09 am EDT August 31, 2007
UPDATED: 4:18 pm EDT August 31, 2007



JONESVILLE, N.C. -- Authorities said they're investigating a possible link between the killing of one of their officers in 1996 and the recent arrest of a North Carolina trucker in Massachusetts.
Adam Leroy Lane is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree burglary and third-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes in the slaying of Monica Massaro.
Investigators said they now intend to question Lane about the Oct. 5, 1996, shooting death of Jonesville Officer Greg Martin.
Martin was shot during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 77, one mile south of exit 82 in Jonesville.
Investigators said the truck Martin stopped was stolen but abandoned in Elkin, where the gunman stole a van from Lucia, Inc. The van was later found in Gaston County.
Lane lived in Jonesville with his wife and three daughters. A WXII 12 News reporter went by their home Friday but was told to leave the property.
Jonesville's police chief declined comment on the case Friday.
Sgt. Martin's family told WXII 12 News they had been contacted by authorities but told not to get their hopes too high.
In an October 2006 interview, Jonesville authorities said they continue to look for breaks in the case.
"I take this case home with me," said Detective Roger Reece. "I pray about it. I've asked God to give me a direction. He has."
Authorities have released composite sketches of the shooter and have appealed to the public for help in identifying the suspect. The sketches are posted in several locations around town.

Martin's sister said she won't lose hope that someday her brother's killer will be brought to justice.


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Lane had already been arrested in Massachusetts for allegedly trying to rape a teenage girl after breaking into her home in the middle of the night. He has a Sept. 5 court date in Massachusetts.
A New Jersey police spokesman said authorities are also going to look into whether Lane could be linked to any other crimes near East Coast truck stops.
Rita Conrad and Sydney Hanson told WXII 12's Angela Pellerano they've known Lane for years and that he was a frequent customer of a restaurant a few blocks from his home.
They said he was a "normal, everyday, average guy" and that "it seemed like he did have a good family life."
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N.C. Trucker Accused In Attempted Rape Held Without Bail


POSTED: 3:39 am EDT September 19, 2007
UPDATED: 4:34 am EDT September 19, 2007



LOWELL, Mass. -- A North Carolina truck driver accused of breaking into a Chelmsford, Mass., home and attempting to rape a teenage girl has been ordered held without bail.
Adam Leroy Lane, of Jonesville, is also suspected in other crimes along the East Coast.
During a dangerousness hearing in Lowell Superior Court, Judge Paul Chernoff ruled that Lane will be held without bail until his trial. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment last week.
In addition to the Massachusetts charges, the 43-year-old Lane has been charged with the stabbing death of a New Jersey woman in July.
Authorities in North Carolina and Pennsylvania have said they're investigating Lane in connection with unsolved crimes, though they have not filed charges. One of the unsolved crimes is the shooting death of Jonesville Police officer Greg Martin, who was shot during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 77, one mile south of exit 82.

Lane will return to court for a pretrial conference on Oct. 4.
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DNA ties trucker's knife to Pennsylvania death

Prosecutor says that match is evidence in homicide probe
JOURNAL STAFF AND WIRE REPORT
Published: December 14, 2007
HARRISBURG, Pa.
A prosecutor in Pennsylvania says that the DNA of a slain woman matches DNA in blood found on a knife belonging to a North Carolina truck driver who is a suspect in a string of unsolved crimes along the East Coast.
Adam Leroy Lane of Jonesville, N.C., has not been charged in the July death of Darlene Ewalt, but District Attorney Ed Marsico of Dauphin County called the DNA match "the major part of the evidence gathered so far" in the homicide investigation.
Lane, 43, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attacking a 15-year-old girl with a knife during a home invasion in Chelmsford, Mass.
After Lane's arrest in Massachusetts, police found a hunting knife and a copy of the Hunting Humans, a B movie about a serial killer who picks his victims at random, in his truck.
Lane also is accused of killing a New Jersey woman and is suspected in the slashing of a woman in York County, Pa., four days after Ewalt was killed. The York County victim survived.
Authorities in New Jersey and Massachusetts say that Lane parked at truck stops and walked short distances looking for female victims.
The investigation into the trucker has grown to cover five states, including Virginia, where authorities searched his trucks, and North Carolina.
North Carolina officials have said that they intend to question Lane about the 1996 roadside killing of Sgt. Gregory Keith Martin of the Jonesville Police Department. In August, several people called local authorities to say that Lane resembles a sketch of a suspect.
"He's a person of interest right now," Police Chief Roger Reece said yesterday. "It's just so case-sensitive. I can't say anything. As of right now, we're going to wait this thing out."
In Jonesville Lane was known as a loner in black. He was hard to get along with, former employers said, and usually wore black clothes. He was a high-school dropout, who worked as a long-distance truck driver or as a laborer.
The two Pennsylvania attacks bear similarities to the ones in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Both are near interstates along Lane's route.
Ewalt, 42, of West Hanover Township near Interstate 81 was speaking to a friend on a cordless phone at 2 a.m. on July 13. According to news reports, she was just feet away from a sliding-glass door to her house, with her husband and college-age son asleep inside, when she was stabbed and killed.
At 2 a.m. on July 17, a 37-year-old woman in Conewago Township near Interstate 83, less than an hour south, was slashed across the throat as she slept in her downstairs bed. Her relatives were asleep upstairs. The woman, whose name has not been released, survived.
■ Journal reporter Sherry Youngquist contributed to this report.

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N.C. trucker awaiting trial for murder is charged in stabbing

Jonesville man tied to women's attacks along East Coast


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Published: August 3, 2008
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A North Carolina trucker accused in a string of violent attacks along the East Coast was charged with stabbing a woman as she lay asleep at her house, and charges are planned against the man in the killing of another Pennsylvania woman, a prosecutor said.
Adam Leroy Lane, who police say attacked women late at night along his trucking routes, was caught last July in the bedroom of a 15-year-old Massachusetts girl. Lane, 43, is being held in New Jersey, where he is awaiting trial on a murder charge. Police in his hometown of Jonesville, N.C., also would like to question him in the unsolved slaying of Sgt. Gregory Keith Martin of the Jonesville Police Department.
Police in central Pennsylvania on Thursday filed attempted homicide and other charges against Lane in the July 17, 2007, attack on a woman who reported being awoken at 2 a.m. to a knife-wielding man driving a blade into her shoulder as she slept on her couch.
The black-clad Lane was accused of slashing Patricia Brooks across the neck when she screamed and sat up before he fled from the house in a rural area north of York, police said.
"When something like this happens in a rural community, I think people are upset. Ordinary Pennsylvanians who never expect a criminal act of this magnitude go to bed worried," said Chief Carl Segatti of the Northern York County Regional Police Department.
Along his escape route, police say, Lane left behind a key piece of evidence: A pair of black gloves in a yard a half-mile from Brooks' home. Testing revealed Lane's DNA on the gloves -- as well as the blood of a Dauphin County woman murdered four days earlier while talking on the phone on her back porch.
Lane will be charged next week with first-degree murder in the slaying of that woman, Darlene Ewalt, said Dauphin County prosecutor Fran Chardo. Efforts to determine whether Lane has a lawyer in Pennsylvania were unsuccessful Friday.
Lane is in jail in Hunterdon County, N.J., awaiting trial in the fatal stabbing of Monica Massaro, whose body was found in her Bloomsbury apartment on July 30, 2007.
The same day, Lane was arrested in Chelmsford, Mass., after parents heard their 15-year-old daughter cry from her bedroom. They found Lane on top of her, gripping a knife, and wrestled him to the ground until police arrived, authorities
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Trucker's plea nets 30 years

N.C. resident pleads guilty in attack on Massachusetts girl


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Published: December 12, 2007
LOWELL, Mass. -- A trucker from Jonesville, N.C., who is charged in a New Jersey woman's killing and a suspect in a string of crimes along the East Coast, pleaded guilty yesterday to attacking a 15-year-old girl with a knife at her family's house.
Adam Leroy Lane, 43, was immediately sentenced to 25 to 30 years in prison for the attack, which ended when the girl's parents subdued him.
Lane has since been charged with murder in the stabbing of Monica Massaro, 38, in her Bloomsbury, N.J., home during the same weekend he attacked the girl in Chelmsford, Mass. Authorities in Pennsylvania and North Carolina have said they also are investigating Lane in connection with other crimes.
Investigators want to talk to Lane about the killing of police Sgt. Gregory Keith Martin in Jonesville 11 years ago. Lane resembles a sketch of a man wanted for questioning in Martin's death.
The police chief of Jonesville, Roger Reece said this week that he could not say whether Lane had been questioned about the Martin case.
Lane has not been charged in North Carolina.
Experts have said that in spite of the resemblance between Lane and the man in the sketch, Martin's shooting has few similarities to the crimes that Lane is charged with in New Jersey and Massachusetts
Lane was arrested July 30 after he broke into the home of Jeannie and Kevin McDonough in the middle of the night. Authorities said that Lane, who was wearing a mask and gloves, tried to rape the couple's then-15-year-old daughter, but her parents heard her cry and found Lane on top of her with a knife. The McDonoughs said yesterday that they might never have heard their daughter's muffled scream if their air conditioner had not been broken that night.
Kevin McDonough seized Lane and held him in a headlock on the floor, and Jeannie McDonough cut her hand when she grabbed the knife's blade during the struggle. Their daughter ran out of the house and called police.
"I'm a pretty strong guy, but I felt like Hercules that night," Kevin McDonough told reporters after yesterday's hearing.
Lane was carrying knives, choke wire and a belt with Chinese throwing stars during the attack, police said.
He pleaded guilty to nine of 10 charges against him in the Chelmsford attack, including home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of assault with intent to rape a child.
In court, Jeannie McDonough glared at Lane as she described the psychological trauma the attack caused. She said that while she and her husband struggled with Lane, he told her to take care of the gash in her hand and promised that he would leave.
"I thank God every day that I didn't listen to your misguided words," she said.
"Realize this, Adam Leroy Lane, that someday you will be held accountable -- not only in a court of law."
When the judge asked Lane if the prosecution's description of his actions was fair and accurate, Lane said, "pretty much."
About a month after Lane's arrest in Massachusetts, he was charged in Massaro's killing.
Pennsylvania authorities have said they were investigating Lane in the July 13 fatal stabbing of Darlene Ewalt, 42, in her house, and the July 17 slashing of a woman who survived.
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Veritable "Mayberry" Faces Tragedy

Sgt. Greg Martin stands proudly in his Jonesville Police Department uniform.



Ever since Greg Martin was a boy, his family says he wanted to be a policeman. Martin's dream was fitting since his birthplace was also that of legendary television sheriff, Andy Griffith.
"Some call this town Mayberry," says Jonesville Police Sergeant Roger Reece. "It's just safe here."
Jonesville has six traffic lights, and many residents leave their doors unlocked. But the sleepy town had a tragic awakening.
Upon investigating a suspicious man behind a strip mall, Sgt. Martin was shot seven times in the head.



AMW wants to solve the 1996 murder of Sgt. Greg Martin. Check out these new composites of two persons of interest.
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Sgt. Greg Martin's patrol car parked at the crime scene in Jonesville, on October 5, 1996

On Oct. 4, 1996, Sgt. Greg Martin was working the 12-hour 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift and patrolled Jonesville solo, since his partner had the day off. In the early morning hours, he left a local restaurant to pick up a stack of newspapers at a grocery store. Police believe he was on his way to the Elkin Police Department to deliver the papers when he spotted a suspicious man standing behind a strip mall on Highway 67.
Sgt. Martin called into dispatch and stated, "I'm going to be out with a subject behind the shopping center here beside the Huddle House." Jonesville Sgt. Reece believes Martin followed the suspicious person to his vehicle, and followed the vehicle onto the interstate.
Upon hearing the dispatch, a state police officer to help Martin, who responded, "I'm going to need some assistance."
Those were the last words Sgt. Martin spoke.
When the state trooper reached Sgt. Martin's location, what he saw was shocking. Sgt. Greg Martin lay dead on the side of the interstate with multiple gunshot wounds to his head.
Police dissected Martin's last conversations and ran the tag of the "suspicious" red Dodge pick-up truck Martin had been following.
The truck, with West Virginia license plate 4SD-629, was recovered in the neighboring town of Elkin. Police determined that three days prior, on October 1, the tag was stolen off of a Chevy Blazer from a transmission shop in Princeton, W.V. The Dodge truck was stolen from Princeton's Ramsey Motor dealership.


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Memorial site for Sgt. Greg Martin in Jonesville, North Carolina. The community still mourns.


Witnesses at the dealership say two men requested to see the pick-up truck. After a salesmen met with them, one of the two men got into the truck, started it up and checked it out. Police surmise the truck was stolen that night.
"We would like to talk to these two individuals," says North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Agent Terry. "We believe they may know something and be able to help us. They are persons of interest."
With the help of a witness, a forensic sketch artist drew images of what the men may have looked like. Since the drawings were done in 1996, and most likely dated, AMW is teaming up with investigators and witnesses to create new composites.
Police did not receive many leads regarding the two men. Agent Terry says, "We're not sure who was driving the truck the night Sgt. Greg Martin was shot to death, but we do know the pick-up truck was definitely used." Police continued to follow the trail of the truck; from Princeton, W.V. to Elkin, N.C. Reportedly, the pick-up truck was found abandoned in Elkin behind the Lucia company plant.
Police had a new lead. A Lucia company van had been stolen from the parking lot. It was a white, 1980 Chevy sports van with a company logo; a red stripe and the name "Lucia" on the lower sides. Agent Terry learned the vehicle was spotted 90 miles south of the crime scene, just two hours after Sgt. Martin was murdered. It was discovered the next day, abandoned in a Gastonia parking lot. Then, the trail went cold.
Sgt. Greg Martin left behind a wife and three children. Despite the odds, police have not given up in their search for justice.

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Interstate 77 runs through the east of town. The town is accessible off two interstate exits: North Carolina Highway 67/Winston Road and Business U.S. Route 21 in the Arlington area. N.C. 67 is a popular artery linking Jonesville with Winston-Salem.
Until recently, two bridges linked the commercial districts of Jonesville and Elkin, the Hugh G. Chatham Bridge and the newer Gwen McNeill Bridge, less than a mile upstream on Business U.S. 21. The Chatham Bridge, built in 1931 and regarded by many in the area as a community symbol with its tall steel beams, was closed in November 2005 after it failed a state ins
pection [4]. The North Carolina Department of Transportation does not plan to reopen or replace the bridge.

Recent history

The town experienced unprecedented growth after Interstate 77 opened in 1974. The intersection of Interstate 77 and N.C. 67 (Winston Road) on the east side of town is a popular stop for travelers. It is one of the most developed along the interstate between Statesville and Mount Airy.
In 1980, Jonesville was named a "Governor's Community of Excellence" by Governor Jim Hunt for its economic development work.[7]
In 1997 (The Tribune article, February 7, 1997), there were eight hotels/motels and 414 hotel rooms in the area. A number of restaurants line Winston Road. The interstate also lured a Phillips-Van Heusen distribution center in 1993 (The Tribune, March 19, 2003).
Jonesville Police Sgt. Gregory Keith Martin [8] was shot to death on Oct. 5, 1996, after pulling over a red Dodge pickup on I-77. The case, which remains unsolved, received national attention on TV's America's Most Wanted in May 2005, January 2006 and June 2006. Martin was the town's first police officer to be shot in the line of duty.
Arlington, a smaller town that shared water and sewer services and a post office with Jonesville, merged with the town after a referendum on May 29, 2001 (Winston-Salem Journal article June 10, 2001). The merger had been rejected in referendums in 1957, 1967 and 1991.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,464 people, 668 households, and 416 families residing in the town. The population density was 780.6 people per square mile (300.7/km˛). There were 752 housing units at an average density of 401.0/sq mi (154.4/km˛). The racial makeup of the town was 80.60% White, 16.26% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.57% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.51% of the population.
There were 668 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $25,543, and the median income for a family was $31,400. Males had a median income of $26,200 versus $20,242 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,528. About 14.7% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.
The town grew by about 1,000 residents after it merged with neighboring town Arlington in 2001. The new town has a population of about 2,250.

Jonesville is the oldest town in Yadkin County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,464 at the 2000 census. However, it grew by nearly 800 residents in 2001 when it merged with neighboring Arlington.
The Yadkin River separates Jonesville from Elkin. The town is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area is sometimes referred to as the Tri-County Area. The town is in the Yadkin Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area. Wines made from grapes grown in the Yadkin Valley AVA may use the appellation Yadkin Valley on their labels. At least a dozen wineries are located within 15 miles of the town.
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The town experienced unprecedented growth after Interstate 77 opened in 1974. The intersection of Interstate 77 and N.C. 67 (Winston Road) on the east side of town is a popular stop for travelers. It is one of the most developed along the interstate between Statesville and Mount Airy.
In 1980, Jonesville was named a "Governor's Community of Excellence" by Governor Jim Hunt for its economic development work.[7]
In 1997 (The Tribune article, February 7, 1997), there were eight hotels/motels and 414 hotel rooms in the area. A number of restaurants line Winston Road. The interstate also lured a Phillips-Van Heusen distribution center in 1993 (The Tribune, March 19, 2003).
Jonesville Police Sgt. Gregory Keith Martin [8] was shot to death on Oct. 5, 1996, after pulling over a red Dodge pickup on I-77. The case, which remains unsolved, received national attention on TV's America's Most Wanted in May 2005, January 2006 and June 2006. Martin was the town's first police officer to be shot in the line of duty.
Arlington, a smaller town that shared water and sewer services and a post office with Jonesville, merged with the town after a referendum on May 29, 2001 (Winston-Salem Journal article June 10, 2001). The merger had been rejected in referendums in 1957, 1967 and 1991.
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Police tell CBS 2 HD that they believe they've solved the vicious murder of a New Jersey woman and say the suspect may be connected numerous other murders along the East Coast.

Adam Leroy Lane, a 43-year-old truck driver from North Carolina was arrested and charged in the July 29 murder of 38-year-old Monica Massaro, who was found hacked to death inside her Bloomsbury home. Surveillance video from a truck stop near Massaro's home shows Lane was at that stop the same night of her murder.

"I think we're all grateful he was caught. People were scared. Alarm signs were popping up all over town," said Bloomsbury resident Jeff Kresefsky.

Prosecutors say Lane has admitted to that murder, but that may be just the beginning of a terrifying spree.

Police say just one day after that crime, Lane was in Massachusetts where he broke into a home in Chelmsford dressed as a ninja and tried to rape a teenage girl at knife-point. The victim was not seriously injured in the incident. Her father was able to hear her screams and ran into her bedroom where he pinned Lane down until police arrived.

According to police, when they apprehended Lane they found knives, a mask, and a DVD titled "Hunting Humans" hidden inside the cab of his truck.

Sources tell CBS 2 HD that detectives are now checking into the possibility that Lane could be responsible for a series of unsolved murders from North Carolina to Boston, which spans his normal truck route.

Bloomsbury residents had been on edge since Massaro's murder and say they aren't surprised her killer was a truck driver. "The truckers park there all night and they can walk down the street, and that's exactly what happened to her," said resident Heather Lance.

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