Arrests made in carjacking

January 27, 1997


Staff Writer, Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Martinsburg residents were taken to City Hospital Saturday night after they were pulled from their car on Virginia Avenue and beaten by several people, according to court records.

Victor Lupis of Martinsburg said he was pulled from his car and beaten after stopping in an alley behind the 600 block of Virginia Avenue, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Nathan Miller, another passenger in the car, said he also was beaten and fell to the ground during the incident, court records said.


The early evening disturbance appeared to be the result an argument that got out of control, said Martinsburg Police Sgt. John McMillen.

Charged with unlawful wounding and battery were David Walker, 18, of 618 Virginia Ave., and Marcus Walker, age unavailable, of Martinsburg, according to police and court records.

A Martinsburg teenager also was arrested, McMillen said. The youth is not being identified because of his age.

Police said at one point during the fight, the attackers stopped beating Miller and turned toward Lupis again. That gave Miller time to run to the CVS pharmacy on South Raleigh Street and call police, court records said.

Miller and Lupis both were taken to City Hospital, police said. Lupis required stitches for a wound to the left side of his head and Miller sustained a bruise on the left side of his face, court reocrds said.

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