Man held in W.Va. hate crime case
By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Virginia man being sought on charges of malicious wounding and committing a hate crime turned himself in Tuesday, West Virginia State Police said.
Stacey Allen Cooper, 31, of 314 West Lane, Winchester, was arraigned Tuesday night before Magistrate Harold E. Darlington and was jailed on $5,000 bond.
The charges against Cooper stem from a Jan. 4 assault outside Gables Night Club in Inwood, W.Va.
According to state police, a black man assaulted and stabbed Jacob A. Bates, 21, of Winchester, in the club's parking lot.