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Man hurt in bar wrangle

May 03, 2003|by CANDICE BOSELY

martinsburg@herald-mail.com

A man suffered puncture wounds after an altercation outside of the Creekside Inn Friday night, leaving police to sort out the details and track down the people who called emergency officials.

Standing outside of the bar, Cpl. Chris Howard, with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, said one person was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

A suspect, after fleeing on foot, was apprehended nearby, Howard said.

Howard said investigators were still trying to identify those involved. They also were trying to find the people who notified police, he said.

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Outside of the club, Howard and another deputy used their flashlights to scan the club's parking lot, shining them on the asphalt and under parked cars.

He said detectives were going to come to the scene.

Inside the club, people drank and danced. Loud, upbeat music was heard coming from the club's open front door and patrons, many who looked to be in their 20s, continued to arrive.

Parking areas near the club were nearly full.

The club's owner, who would only give his first name, Marty, stood outside, shaking his head and smoking a cigarette.

"We hardly have any trouble here," he said.

A woman working inside said she saw the injured man, and offered to call for help. He responded by telling her not to embarrass him, she said.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. at the club, at 200 Creek Road.

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