Waynesboro couple sues victim’s mother for reward in I-81 fatal shooting

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Waynesboro couple who tipped off investigators to the potential killer of Timothy "Asti" Davison on Jan. 4, 2014, have filed suit in Franklin County for breach of contract by Davison's mother. Theresa Allocca, from Maine, has not given Jamie and Courtney Breese the $52,000 reward offered for information about the death, which at the time was considered a road rage murder on I-81 near mile marker 2.

The Breeses, using Chambersburg attorney Jack Sharpe, and Maryland lawyer Adam Greivell, filed suit on Feb. 8. They are seeking the full reward, plus interest, and costs and expenses, including legal fees.

The Breeses came forward in April 2015 and John Wayne Strawser Jr., West Virginia, was arrested in September. The pair told police they thought he could have thought he was chasing them through three states that fateful night, as Strawser had threatened them and their vehicle was similar to Davison's. In April Strawser also fatally shot a West Virginia woman.

Crime Stoppers did pay the couple its $10,000 reward.

On the Facebook page Justice for Asti Davison, Allocca wrote on Feb. 25,

"First, I would like to thank you all for your continued support. I hadn't planned on posting anything until the trial; however, after recent events I need to make a few things clear.

1. The reward offer is suspended.

2. The reward money was primarily funded by immediate family, except for $1,200. (Thank you once again!)

3. As noted on the site, any monies not rewarded have been earmarked for a scholarship fund in Asti's honor.

4. Until the trial is complete, we are unable to discuss the case and any/all parties who will receive reward money.

Please do not believe everything you read in the newspapers or hear in the media. We are still a grieving family and would like to rest a bit before enduring court proceedings.

Again, thank you for the outpouring of prayers, words of encouragement and concern for our family.

Theresa (Asti's Mom)"

Davison, 27, was heading home to Poland, Maine from Florida when Strawser began pursuing him.