2nd accused in Lower Chanceford Twp. homicide
Police have identified a second man who they say killed a Lancaster County man in southeastern York County last month.
State Police said Kevin Michael Galvin, 56, and Lleland Grant Wade, 32, conspired to kill Aaron Wollman after the two became aware of rumors that Wollman had sexually assaulted some women they were acquainted with.
The two took him to a road in Lower Chanceford Township in the early morning hours of April 16, and Galvin shot Wollman "until the firearm was empty," according to court documents.
Galvin, who is currently incarcerated in Lancaster County Prison on unrelated charges, will be charged with homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide.
Wade, formerly of Mississippi, is charged with homicide. He was arrested a few days after Wollman's slaying.
Galvin: Police said that Wade initially told officials after his arrest that he killed Wollman after it was rumored that Wollman had sexually assaulted several of his female acquaintances.
He told them that he took Wollman, a heroin addict, near the intersection of Bare Road and Furnace Road in Lower Chanceford Township on April 16, shot him several times with a stolen handgun, then fled the area, court documents allege.
In a second interview with authorities, Wade admitted that he had not been completely honest before, because he did not want to be a "snitch," officials said. He told police that he and Galvin discussed killing Wollman after hearing the rumors about sexual assaults, court documents state.
The two picked up Wollman in a silver Dodge Caliber at his Columbia home after they "tricked" him into believing they were going to buy drugs, officials said. They made a stop in Wrightsville, where Wade stole a friend's handgun, then they drove to Lower Chanceford Township, officials said.
They parked on a gravel road and told Wollman they had to walk the remainder of the way, and shortly after that Galvin pulled out the stolen handgun and shot Wollman twice, according to charging documents.
"According to Wade, Galvin then stood over the victim and continued to shoot him until the firearm was empty," state troopers wrote in court documents.
Wollman's body was found about 7 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Bare Road and Furnace Road in Lower Chanceford Township, according to the York County Coroner's Office.
Wollman, of Denver, Lancaster County, was shot seven times, police said — three times in the head and four times in the back. York County Coroner Pam Gay has ruled his death a homicide.
The two then fled the scene, went to a gas station and went to a friend's home, where they took showers before placing the clothes they wore during the homicide into a garbage bag, police said. Wade dropped Galvin off in Lancaster, and he went back to a Days Inn in East Lampeter Township, where he hid the stolen firearm, according to officials.
Investigation: Wade was arrested at the hotel on April 17, according to officials.
Police say that before Wollman's death, Galvin had been at Wade's room, and he had asked a woman there if Wollman had sexually assaulted her, court documents state.
She said yes and tried to downplay it, but Galvin was "infuriated" by the information, showed her a black handgun in his waistband and "vaguely expressed his ill will toward Wollman," officials said. Police say the two then left the hotel wearing all-black attire, which is what they were wearing during the homicide, according to court documents.
Following Wollman's death, Galvin went to a friend's home in Columbia and admitted to killing Wollman, according to documents.
On April 23, Galvin spent time with another friend and spent the whole day using meth with that person, according to officials.
During that time he admitted to killing someone with another man and repeatedly made statements such as "we murdered a man," and "we killed someone," court documents state.
Galvin was found and taken into custody on unrelated warrants, and police say he was found driving his friend's car.
Police searched his friend's vehicle and found a backpack belonging to Galvin, which had a black realistic-looking BB gun pistol, officials said.
Charging documents do not indicate if police believed the sexual assault allegations against Wollman. A message left for a state police spokesman seeking comment Monday, May 7, was not returned.
Charges for Galvin were filed Friday, May 4, and as of Tuesday, May 8, he had not been arraigned on them.
Galvin has been in Lancaster County Prison since April 25, according to prison records.
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