By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Officers on Wednesday began retracing the route of a pursuit through southern Berkeley County the day before, hoping to find a gun a fleeing driver allegedly pointed at a deputy, prompting the officer to fire three shots.
"The probability of finding it is not very great," said Capt. Curtis Keller of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.
Arrested following the pursuit was Gordon Eugene Morse, 34, of Route 7, Hedgesville, according to Magistrate Court records. Morse, who is being held in the Eastern Regional Jail on $67,761 bond, was charged with a string of violations, including third-offense shoplifting, attempted unlawful assault and brandishing a deadly weapon, court records said.
Deputies were searching from the point where the man allegedly pointed the gun at Cpl. Greg Scappini in the parking lot of the Sportsmen's Inn along U.S. 11 near Inwood. to where he was stopped along Union Corner Road near Gerrardstown, Keller said.