David Rinehart
David Rinehart

A 70-year-old Shrewsbury Township man who had a hit list of people he purportedly planned to kill has been given a time-served sentence.

The list included the names of a York County district judge and local attorneys.

David E. Rinehart, of 15341 Whitcraft Road, was sentenced Monday to 300 to 729 days in prison, but has already served 300 days in custody, including in a mental-health facility, according to court records.

Common Pleas Judge Gregory M. Snyder also ordered Rinehart to have no contact whatsoever with the victims in the case, and to comply with all mental-health counseling and treatment. That includes taking prescribed medications, records state.

Rinehart also will be supervised by the county probation office's mental-health unit, according to records.

He was found guilty of making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct at a non-jury trial Oct. 29.

'Get some action': Trial testimony revealed Rinehart told officers the threats and hit list were a calculated move on his part to "get some (police) action."

After finding the man guilty, Snyder called Rinehart's actions "disconcerting," and initially struggled over whether to revoke bail pending sentencing.

"I need to know ... that you are OK and everyone around you is OK -- to confirm you're not a danger to yourself or anyone else," he said. "Have you been taking your meds?"

"Yes sir," Rinehart replied.

"In my opinion, your honor, he's much better now," defense attorney Rick Robinson said.

The background: Rinehart walked into Smith Bros. Garage, 238 N. Main St. in Shrewsbury, about 9:45 a.m. June 6, 2012, and said he was going to start shooting people with an AK-47 assault rifle.

He claimed he had a list of people he wanted to kill, in the order he wanted to do it, according to court records.

After garage workers notified Southern Regional Police, officers went to Rinehart's mobile home but he wasn't there, police have said.

Notes, list found: Inside the trailer, officers found the hit list and a number of handwritten notes, some threatening to cut people's heads off with swords, police said.

The notes included "get AK-47, Kill as many as can, kill everybody" and "cut heads off 4 more women" and "I been hasseled for 5 or 6 months -- time for payback ... kill all but 6 pallbearers," according to documents.

The interior of Rinehart's trailer was destroyed, according to police, and officers seized several swords and a handgun from the home.

Found unarmed: Rinehart was not armed when he was taken into custody and no weapons were found in his pickup truck.

Named in the hit list were District Judge Jeff Joy; attorney Bernard Ilkhanoff, who previously represented Rinehart on an unrelated matter; Ilkhanoff's wife and law partner, Paula Silverstein; attorney D. Reed Anderson; a lifelong friend of Rinehart's named Baxter Myers; and two others, police said.

In 2012, Myers told The York Dispatch that Rinehart is "an all-around nice guy" who was suffering from some recent mental-health issues. Myers theorized the hit list was merely a plea for help.

Neither Robinson nor prosecutor Kara Bowers returned phone messages seeking comment Monday morning.

-- Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.