Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 10, 1994, Image 46

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    82-L«ncastw Farming, Saturday, September 10, 1994
Mifflin Co. Correspondent
LEWISTOWN (Mifflin Co.)
Area “police” report the arrest and
conviction of one of Mifflin
County’s leading dairy industry
representatives, Mifflin County
Dairy Princess Erin Goss.
According to authorities, Goss
had just completed a dairy promo
tion program at the McVeytown
Senior Citizens Center and had
left the building with her Dairy
Princess Program Coordinator
Cheryl Client and Alternate Dairy
Princess Cindy Yoder. The three
entered the parking lot at the rear
Fund raising Chairman for the American Cancer Society
Bob Combos handcuffs Erin Goss at the scene of the
Phoning for support to get out of jail, Erin Goss calls
friends and relatives for help in raising ball money for the
American Cancer Society.
Mifflin County Dairy Princess Arrested
of the building and approached
Click’s van. Because of conflict
ing reports, what happened next is
still under investigation.
According to police reports, ar
resting officer for the American
Cancer Society's Jail and Bail
Fundraiser, Bob Combos, just
happened to be in the area when
he spotted Goss with the dam
aging evidence, the soda, in her
hand. He immediately sprang into
action, apprehended the perpetra
tor and read her rights.
The culprit was apprehended at
11:05 a.m. on Thursday, August
25th, being caught in die act, and
was immediately handcuffed and
transported by Combos to the old
Mifflin County Courthouse in
Lewistown where she donned the
criminal’s black and white striped
uniform, so like the black and
white bovines she vowed soiaith
fully to represent. She was placed
behind bars, awaiting her chance
to see the judge.
Just minutes later, Combos es
corted Goss to face Judge Frank
Berrier (an area businessman).
While climbing the steps to die
courthouse, Goss was heard to
have said, “This is a set-up!” I’ve
been framed!”.
Standing before Judge Berner,
the baliff read the charges brought
Arresting officer Bob Combos (right) secures Mifflin County’s Dairy Princess be*
hind bars.
against Goss and asked what she
had to say for herself.
“I am not guilty,” Goss claimed
in her own defense before the
court and a jury of two. “Someone
put it in my hands. I didn’t drink
After further discussion. Judge
Berrier found Goss guilty and im
posed an even harsher sentence by
staring, “Get her for loitering
Goss spent the next hour phon
ing friends and relatives to raise
bail for her release. Her first
pledge came from CountyjCom
missioner Ora Sunderland. Erin’s
In the end, Mifflin County’s
rank Barrier explains Goss’s sentencing.
Dairy Princess redeemed herself
and saved a dairy day gone sour,
by raising $265 for the American
Cancer Society, a cause also
worthy of Erin’s time. Dairy Prin
cess Coordinator Cheryl Click re
turned Goss’s sash and crown un
tarnished, proud to have Erin Goss
back as one of our county’s dairy
representatives and now a reform
ed milk drinker.
According to the American
Cancer Society Jail - N - Bail
Fundraising event, someone can
have another person “arrested” for
$25. Erin Goss still believes she
was framed and believes she
knows who arranged the sting