Glenn Edward Beecher Sr.
Emma Elizabeth White
Charles Edward Woodal
Joyce Kay Lawyer
Randy Edward Beecher Sr.
Jody Lynn Woodal
Eric Michael Beecher
(Abt 1980-)


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1. Tanya Lynn Johnson

Eric Michael Beecher 2 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1980, , Franklin, PA
  • Marriage (1): Tanya Lynn Johnson in 2004 1

   FamilySearch ID: LF2L-GLP.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Public Opinion: birth of Issac Javon Beecher, 24 Dec 2003, Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 4 CHAMBERSBURG -- Eric Michael Beecher and Tanya Lynn Johnson, Chambersburg, had a son, Issac Javon Beecher, at 8:57 p.m. Dec. 9, 2003, in Chambersburg Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 10.1 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. His brothers are Mackenzie Lee and Colby Michael.

2. Newspaper: Public Opinion: Police: Informant's scheme a scam, 13 Feb 2008, Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 5 A Fayetteville man offered his services as a drug informant with the intent of framing his girlfriend, state police allege. The goal? To get out of paying child support. Eric M. Beecher, 27, gave up his right to a preuminary hearing Tuesday. He is charged with delivery of illegal drugs, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, tampering with or fabricating e idence, obstructing justice and making false reports to police. According to court documents, Beecher went to a trooper who does drug investigations at the Pennsylvania State Police Chambersburg station in October, offering to become a confidential informant. He allegedly told police he could buy drugs in Franklin County. A month later, Beecher allegedly offered to buy crack cocaine from a Chambersburg dealer and made a "buy" from a woman he identified as Tanya Johnson. The next day he made another "buy" from a woman he identified as Amber Shaffer. When police got ready to arrest the two women in January, Johnson told the trooper that she did not use drugs and had never sold them. She also said Beecher, the father of one of her children, had threatened to plant crack cocaine in her apartment to set her up after he was ordered to pay child support. She told police Beecher also had told her he was working for the Drug Task Force and was going to frame her by selling drugs to someone who looked like her whom he would identify as Johnson. She told the trooper she had reported the threat to Chambersburg Police when it happened. The report taken by Chambersburg Police Department supported Johnson's statement according to an affidavit filed in the case. It was filed nine days prior to the drug buy Beecher had set up. The next day, the same trooper arrested Shaffer, who told him that Beecher had enlisted her to pose as Johnson and then on two occasions crushed up acetaminophen and placed it in a clear plastic bag. then arranged for her to "sell" it to him. She told police that in the first "sale," Beecher gave her a cell phone, told her to go to the neighborhood where Johnson lives and park behind Johnson's house. Beecher called her and referred to her as Tanya," she told police, then told her to meet him on the sidewalk. She told police she did that handing Beecher the plastic bag and taking the money provided by police for the "buy." She said later that Beecher met her at another couple's house, and took the money from her. In the second Taiy" set up by Beecher, Shaffer told police he also crushed up acetaminophen and put it in a bag, which he then placed in a paper bag with Percocet pills. Percocet is a prescription pain killer Shaffer told police that in that sale, Beecher had her meet him at a coin-operated laundry and the drug delivery was made behind his truck. She told police Beecher also later retrieved that "buy" money. Police said they had provided Beecher with a total of $500 in official state police funds that are normally used in undercover drug buys. According to the affidavit filed in the case, Shaffer alleged in her statements that she had given all of the "buy" money back to Beecher. The current charge sheets list "no fixed address" for Beecher but prior court records list his address as Fayetteville. Beecher had been held in Franklin County Jail since his arrest Jan. 30 but was released on a modified $25,000 unsecured bail Tuesday as part of a pretrial release agreement His mandatory arraignment in the case is set for April 2.

3. Residence: on 7 Apr 2008 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 3

4. Residence: on 7 Apr 2008 in Fayetteville, Franklin, PA. 2

5. Newspaper: Herald Mail: Man sentenced for setting up ex-girlfriend in phony drug deal, 23 Oct 2008, Hagerstown, Washington, MD. 6 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- If there is a moral to the story of Eric Beecher it is this: If you plan to set someone up, don't tell them ahead of time.

Beecher was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 21 months to 11 1/2 years in prison on seven criminal counts, some having to do with his using a woman to pose as an ex-girlfriend in a phony drug deal.

"You basically set up the mother of your son," Judge Carol Van Horn said before sentencing Beecher, 28, of 151 S. Fourth St. "Setting up this scam to take down a woman ... that's just pretty despicable conduct."

In October 2007, Beecher was recruited by the Pennsylvania State Police to serve as a confidential informant to set up drug purchases, according to the affidavit of probable cause. On Nov. 28, Beecher told police he could set up a purchase of cocaine from a woman living on Birch Street.

Accompanied by an undercover trooper, Beecher called a woman, met her outside the house and exchanged $200 for packets of white powder. Police had a photo that appeared to be of the woman who sold Beecher the white powder, according to records.

A day later, Beecher arranged to buy cocaine and Percocet tablets from the same woman at a laundromat in Fayetteville, Pa. Again, he exchanged cash for a paper bag containing white powder and pills, police said.

This time, however, Beecher told police the woman's real name, according to the affidavit.

When the white powder from both purchases was tested by the state police crime lab in January, it came back as crushed acetaminophen, an over-the-counter pain reliever.

On Jan. 29, the ex-girlfriend who lived on Birch Street was taken into custody on a delivery charge, police said. The following day, the other woman also was charged with a drug offense, police said.

The ex-girlfriend protested that she had never sold drugs and that Beecher had threatened to set her up using a woman who looked like her, police said. Beecher made his threat after a Nov. 19 domestic relations hearing at which he was ordered to pay child support, the woman told police.

Further, she had reported the threat to the Chambersburg Police Department the same day and the report was on file, state police said.

The other woman told police that Beecher crushed the acetaminophen tablets, gave her the powder and had another person drive her to Birch Street to meet him. When he called her on a cell phone in the presence of the undercover officer, he used the ex-girlfriend's first name.

The woman told police that Beecher had her "stuff her clothes and dress" like the ex-girlfriend, according to the affidavit. He also got the buy money back from her later, police said.

Beecher basically repeated the process for the sale at the laundromat on Nov. 29, police said.

Beecher, who pleaded guilty to the charges in August, told Van Horn he was upset with the ex-girlfriend because he had given her the child due to problems he was having with drugs. The ex-girlfriend later would not let him see the child, he said.

Beecher was sentenced on charges of delivery, false reports to law enforcement, tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice, along with an unrelated charge of criminal conspiracy to commit forgery. He also pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence and giving false identification to law enforcement in another unrelated case.

6. Residence: 151 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, PA on 23 Oct 2008 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 6

Eric married Tanya Lynn Johnson, daughter of John Johnson and Linda, in 2004.1


1 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 12 Apr 2003, page 24.

2 The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland., 9 Apr 2008, Obituary of Randy E. Beecher.

3 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 9 Apr 2008, page 4. Obituary of Randy E. Beecher Sr.

4 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 24 Dec 2003, page 4.

5 Public Opinon (Chambersburg, PA) (Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania.), 13 Feb 2008, page 1 and 4.

6 The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland., 23 Oct 2008.

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