Suspectâ??s records are seized

November 13, 2012

Luzerne County detectives obtained a search warrant for William Allabaugh's Facebook account in connection to a deadly shooting at a Plymouth bar in September.

The search warrant approved by county Judge David W. Lupas has allowed investigators to seize Facebook records belonging to Allabaugh from June 1 to Sept. 10.

Investigators became interested in Allabaugh's Facebook account after state police at Wyoming discovered pictures illustrating the U.S. Air Force veteran holding four shotguns, assault rifles and wearing a gas mask. One picture shows a hollow tree stump concealing a military ammunition box.

Allabaugh, 25, of East Main Street, Plymouth, was charged in the shooting of two men at Bonnie's Bar on East Main Street on Sept. 9, killing Scott Luzetsky, 39, of Edwardsville, and critically injuring Stephen Hollman, 29, of Plymouth.

Bar patron Mark Ktytor, who state police said has a license to carry a firearm, shot Allabaugh as Allabaugh approached him holding a firearm outside Bonnie's Bar. Ktytor was not charged.

State police said a .380-caliber handgun was found about 50 feet from where Allabaugh collapsed. The firearm had a clip holding hollow point bullets, according to a search warrant.

A bar patron claimed she heard Allabaugh, seated at a table with his brother Jared Allabaugh, 26, and Kevin Ferrance, 26, saying racial slurs. A bartender told Allabaugh to stop or he would be ejected from the tavern.

Arrest papers say just before 2 a.m., Allabaugh pulled out a handgun and shot Hollman, who was seated at the bar. Allabaugh ran outside and allegedly shot Luzetsky as he left the tavern, arrest papers say.

A medical report from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township states Allabaugh was treated for post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and stress in July 2010, about two months after he was released from the U.S. Air Force.

He was permitted to carry a concealed weapon because he voluntarily committed himself at the medical center.

After the deadly shooting, state police seized two laptop computers, firearms, ammunition and firearm records from Allabaugh's residence. After the Facebook pictures became known, detectives last month obtained a search warrant to seize Allabaugh's Facebook account.

Allabaugh was charged with criminal homicide and criminal attempt to commit homicide. He remains jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility without bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Nov. 30.

Edward Lewis, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 829-7196.