Police log

March 13, 1998


Suspects in beating sought by police

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department is seeking two men who robbed and severely beat a Kearneysville, W.Va., man Monday morning.

Timothy Honeycutt, 42, of 116 Opequon Drive, was found at 4:50 a.m. outside the 50 Yard Line Club on W.Va. 9, east of Martinsburg.

He was in and out of consciousness when an ambulance arrived and had no identification, said Capt. Curtis Keller.

The sheriff's department learned Honeycutt had met two men at a Jefferson County club Sunday night and the three men decided to go to the 50 Yard Line Club.


Sometime between the two clubs, Honeycutt was beaten and robbed.

His wallet and an undetermined amount of cash were taken, Keller said.

One of the suspects is described as white, 6 feet tall with a slim build and short dark hair. He has a tattoo around his neck and piercings in his eyebrow and ear.

The other man is described as white, 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a stocky build and sandy blond hair.

Both are in their mid-20s, police said.

Anyone who has information about the beating can call the sheriff's department at 1-304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 1-304-267-4999.

Crime Solvers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

If found, both men face aggravated robbery and malicious wounding charges.

City man charged with stealing car

A 20-year-old Hagerstown man was charged with stealing a car and a minor drug offense Wednesday after Hagerstown City Police recovered the vehicle.

Bobby Damian Coleman, of 1024B Noland Drive, was released after he posted $5,000, court officials said. The charges include unlawful taking, unauthorized use and possession of marijuana.

The 1992 Acura Integra was taken from Manor Drive on Tuesday and found Wednesday on Summit Avenue, police said.

No one injured in Pa. apartment fire

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Fire damaged a five-unit apartment house at 235 W. Second Street in Waynesboro around 10 p.m. Thursday, but no one was injured.

The fire appeared to have started in a front upstairs bathroom, said Waynesboro attorney William Dick, who owns the building.

Neighbors said they saw a woman leave the building with her pets and Dick said all other occupants were out of the building.

No further information was available at press time.

2 charged with stealing vehicle

A Hagerstown man and a juvenile were charged Thursday after a vehicle struck another on West Oak Ridge Drive and the driver and passenger fled the scene in another car, according to a Washington County Sheriff's deputy.

James Louis Gibbs, 19, of 458 Sumans Avenue, was charged with numerous traffic violations and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, the deputy said.

His passenger, a 17-year-old, was also charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, according to the deputy.

Gibbs was driving a green Eagle Talon at about 5:30 p.m. when the vehicle struck a car driven by Randall Clark Stevenson, 44, of Pin Oak Road, according to the sheriff's report.

Stevenson was taken to Washington County Hospital with minor head injuries and released, the deputy said.

After Stevenson's car was struck, Gibbs and his passenger got into another car which drove to Oak Ridge Apartments on Garden Lane, the deputy said.

The two were found in an apartment and taken into custody by sheriff's deputies with assistance from Maryland State Police troopers, the report said.

Graffiti discovered

Graffiti was sprayed in the restroom Wednesday at the Robinwood Shell Station, 20505 Jefferson Boulevard, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Damage was estimated at $100.

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