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Police Log

November 25, 1997

Police Log

Man seriously hurt in W.Va. accident

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A head-on collision Monday night injured two people - one seriously - state police said.

Ryan Richardson, 22, of Rt. 1 Box 110, Martinsburg, was flown to Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va. A spokeswoman at the hospital said he was being treated in the intensive care unit. He was in serious condition, she said.

Richardson was southbound on Tomahawk Road when his 1989 Jeep Wrangler veered left of center and hit a 1988 Ford pickup driven by Robert Mullenax, 25, of Box 2231 Rocky Glen Trailer Park, said West Virginia State Police Trooper E.D. Burnett.

Mullenax was treated at City Hospital in Martinsburg and released, Burnett said.

Gunshot victim in fair condition

GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. - A 4-year-old boy injured by a gunshot wound Sunday was listed in fair condition Monday at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.

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Aaron William Riggs was hit in the upper left arm by a .30-30-caliber bullet Sunday morning in a bedroom of his Needmore Loop Road home, according to Trooper D.M. Olack. He said surgeons did not have to amputate the arm.

Olack said the rifle belongs to Allen Sine, a boyfriend of the boy's mother, Becky McDaniel. Sine had brought the gun to the house last Thursday to site it in for hunting season, Olack said.

McDaniel and Sine had an argument Saturday night and he left the rifle at her house, Olack said. The trooper said Riggs may have been shot accidentally by his 5-year-old brother.

Olack said he has not interviewed McDaniel to find out who was in the home and obtain other details. He said she would be staying with her son in Falls Church until he is released from the hospital.

No charges have been filed, he said.

Teens charged with assault, wounding

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City police Saturday night arrested one man for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, then arrested her 19-year-old boyfriend for beating the man with a rock.

According to the report, Gary J. Kramer, 42, of 527 Faulkner Ave., was charged with first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

He was jailed in lieu of $60,000 bond.

Police went to the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Buxton Street for a report of an assault in progress. They found Kramer lying along the curb, bleeding from his face and the back of his head.

Jonathan Michael Crawford, 19, of 819 West Virginia Ave., told police he had beaten Kramer for allegedly raping his girlfriend, police reports said.

The girl told police Kramer had grabbed her and pulled her into an alley behind 819 West Virginia Ave. and assaulted her, the report said.

After Kramer left her, the girl told police Crawford found her and she pointed out Kramer as her assailant.

Kramer reportedly tried to run from Crawford when he was confronted. Crawford then struck him with the rock, the police report said.

Police charged Crawford with malicious wounding. He was released on bail, the report said.

Pa. man charged with assault

A 34-year-old Chambersburg, Pa., man has been charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly tried to pull a woman into his car Friday morning on Salem Avenue.

Gary Eugene Barges, of 656 Pleasant St., posted $2,000 bond and was released from custody Friday, according to Washington County District Court records.

Shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, the victim told police a man pulled over and asked for directions. When she approached, he tried to grab her and pull her into his red Geo Prism, police said.

Based on a description of the vehicle and the man's greasy black hair and bad teeth, police were able to pull Barges over shortly after 10 a.m. as he was circling the Roy Rogers Restaurant on Burhans Boulevard.

Franklin residents charged with fraud

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Three Franklin County residents have been charged with welfare fraud, according to the Office of Inspector General.

Garry R. Carmack, 53, and Shirley A. Carmack, 47, of the first block of North Fayette Street, Mercersburg, Pa., allegedly received $1,780 in public assistance benefits by failing to report Garry Carmack's employment and wages to the Franklin County Assistance Office from July 1, 1996 to Jan. 31, according to the criminal complaint.

Paul L. Moats, 53, and Linda K. Moats, 50, of the first block of Philadelphia Avenue, Waynesboro, Pa., allegedly received $1,032 in public assistance benefits by failing to report Paul Moats' employment and wages to the Franklin County Assistance Office from Feb. 15, 1996 to Sept. 30, 1996, according to the criminal complaint.

Jerry G. Jackson, 36, of the 4800 block of Rice Hollow, Greencastle, Pa., allegedly received $3,703 in public assistance benefits by failing to report gambling winnings to the Franklin County Assistance Office from April 15, 1995 to Dec. 31, 1995, according to the criminal complaint.

The charges were filed before District Justice Gary Carter.

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