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Six men, one woman arrested after fight

September 08, 1999

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Martinsburg City Police arrested six people after a fight involving people armed with clubs and baseball bats at West Race and Auburn streets Wednesday evening.

Police said when they arrived at the scene at 7:31 p.m. six men and one woman were fighting.

Those arrested included:

* James Wesley Faircloth, 19, of 623 Union Ave., Martinsburg, charged with disturbing the peace. He was released after posting $157 bond.

* Benjamin Paul Knotts, 23, of 238 N. Raleigh St., Martinsburg, charged with disorderly conduct, battery and driving with a suspended license. He was released after posting $616 bond.

Knotts also was issued a citation for leaving a vehicle unattended on public property. Police said the keys were left in the ignition and the parking brake was not engaged.

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* Tammy Lynnette Young, 28, of 622 W. Race St., Martinsburg, W. Va., charged with disturbing the peace and battery. She was released on $364 personal recognizance bond.

* Rodney Lynn Ferguson, 19, of 334 Auburn St., Martinsburg, charged with disturbing the peace and battery. Police said a warrant had been issued for his arrest and he was taken to the Eastern Regional Jail. He ws being held on $1,388 bond Wednesday night.

Ferguson's knee was injured during the fight and he was treated at City Hospital and released, police said.

* A 14-year-old male from Martinsburg was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a police officer and underage possession of tobacco products. He was released to the custody of his father pending an adjudication hearing in juvenile court.

* A 16-year-old male from Martinsburg was charged with disturbing the peace, battery and disorderly conduct. He was released to his mother pending an adjudication hearing in juvenile court.

A seventh person fled the scene as officers arrived. Warrants were issued charging that person with disturbing the peace, police said.

- Kimberly Yakowski

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