Third Arrest Made Following Sunbury Shooting This Week

SUNBURY – A third person has been arrested following last Sunday morning’s fatal shooting outside a bar in Sunbury.

Sunbury Police Chief Brad Hare says arrested was 23-year-old Manuel Santos of Sunbury. Officers say he faces charges for not giving information to police following the shooting. He summoned to appear in district court on that charge at a later date. Hare says Santos is also in violation of parole.

The alleged killer, 42-year-old Randy Easton, is jailed in Centre County Prison and was denied bail on a criminal homicide charge. Also jailed at Centre County Prison is Easton’s girlfriend, 45-year-old Lisa Gebhart of White Deer, she’s being held on $20,000 bail. She’s charged with failing to report Easton’s whereabouts to police after his arrest warrant was issued. Both were taken into custody following the shooting at a Lewisburg hotel.

Killed was 33-year-old Joseph Rice of Sunbury. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the corner of Third and Raspberry Avenue.

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