By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police on Thursday charged a Shepherdstown, W.Va., man in connection with a Sept. 24 hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a 16-year-old Shepherdstown boy.
Barry C. Harper, 41, was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, failure to provide aid and failure to report an accident. He was released on $25,000 bond.
All three charges are misdemeanors.
Conviction on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. The other two offenses each carry a maximum penalty of 10 days in jail and a $100 fine.