By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - When Banner Cornell Catlett returns to Berkeley County, he will find himself facing another charge besides murder.
On Tuesday, a grand jury meeting in Berkeley County Circuit Court indicted him for possession of a stolen vehicle for a theft he allegedly committed the day before the slaying of Andrew Mason of Hedgesville.
Catlett, 21, of Hedgesville, last week waived extradition back to West Virginia from Los Angeles, where he was arrested Sept. 29. Catlett had escaped Sept. 6 from the William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston, W.Va.
At the time of his escape, he was awaiting a Sept. 23 trial date in the death of Mason, who was found shot twice in the head at his home on Feb. 4.