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Police log 11/9

November 11, 2002

Fever delays trooper's transfer



HAGERSTOWN - A slight problem with a fever has delayed plans to transfer West Virginia State Trooper Robert Elswick to a rehabilitation center in Georgia, but a fellow trooper said it's no cause for alarm.

Elswick is expected to be flown to the center sometime soon, Trooper Brian Bean said.

Elswick was shot in the head on Oct. 10, while responding to a domestic violence call west of Hedgesville, W.Va.

Since the shooting, Elswick has been making progress at Washington County Hospital, Bean said. Elswick has spoken and written notes, and often gives the thumbs-up sign, he said.

David Eugene Munday, 37, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was charged with burglary and kidnapping in connection with the events leading up to the shooting.




W.Va. man convicted on drug charges



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 30-year-old Hedgesville, W.Va., man was convicted Friday on four drug counts, U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston said.

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A federal jury Troy J. Green of River Road, W.Va., guilty following a three-day trial in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia in Martinsburg, Johnson said.

Green was convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 grams of crack cocaine from 1993 to June 2002, Johnson said. He was also convicted of three counts of distribution of crack cocaine.

Green was acquitted on one count of distribution of crack on Aug. 23, 2001, in Martinsburg, Johnson said.

Green faces a maximum of 20 years to life imprisonment and a fine of $4 million on the conspiracy count and a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1 million on each of the distribution counts.




Frederick woman held following drug sting



FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman was arrested Wednesday night during a drug sting in the area of Taney Apartments in the 600 block of Klineharts Alley, police said.

Loretta Lynn Baugher, 28, of East Walser Drive, was charged with possession of a noncontrolled (fake) dangerous substance, Frederick Police said.

Baugher was approached by members of the Frederick Police Drug Enforcement Unit following a suspected drug transaction, police said.




Fire damages roofof Marlowe house



MARLOWE, W.Va. - Fire damaged the roof of a Marlowe house Friday afternoon, but nobody was home or injured, a firefighter said.

Around 3:10 p.m., Berkeley and Washington County firefighters were dispatched to the fire on Kaves Road in the northern part of Berkeley, off U.S. 11.

A neighbor saw smoke coming from the single-story home and called 911, said Bedington Volunteer Fire Co. firefighter Thomas Gorman.

The home has a metal roof covered by a wooden roof, and the fire was contained between the two, Gorman said.

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