By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg area man wounded in a shooting Sunday night was charged Thursday with intimidation of a witness and false pretense, according to West Virginia State Police.
James L. Baker, 36, was jailed in lieu of $15,000 bond following his arraignment before Magistrate Sandra Miller.
He had been wounded at about 8:30 p.m. at the Oak Tree Estates homes of Howard S. Hartman when, according to police, Hartman fired a rifle into the pavement of his driveway and fragments struck Baker in the leg.
The shooting was reportedly over the fraudulent sale of a double-wide mobile home to Hartman, for which Baker and his girlfriend Lauren Downard allegedly received $1,500 in checks and a used car as a down payment. The home, however, was not owned by Downard, but a finance company, according to police.