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82-L«ncastw Farming, Saturday, September 10, 1994 GAIL STROCK 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 crime. 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 Jfomestead 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 any!”. After further discussion. Judge Berrier found Goss guilty and im posed an even harsher sentence by staring, “Get her for loitering too!”. 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 grandfather. In the end, Mifflin County’s Jlolcs 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 operation.