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Fire damages moblie home

July 08, 2003

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - An investigation is under way to determine how a fire started in a mobile home in the Fox Glen subdivision early Monday, a fire official said.

The 1:50 a.m. fire on Hunt Drive had almost traveled through the entire mobile home by the time firefighters arrived, said Ed Smith, chief of the Independent Fire Co.

The mobile home was being leased, and people recently moved out of the home, Smith said.

The mobile home was owned by Wanda Beller, Smith said.

The Fox Glen subdivision is along W.Va. 9 near Kearneysville.

Man struggles during arrest


RANSON, W.Va. - A man who was apprehended after police responded to a disturbance last Friday on George Street struggled with officers and began kicking out the back window of a cruiser, court records allege.

When the man began kicking out the window, the door frame was bent away from the cruiser, said Ranson Police officer Jay Longerbeam.

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Police responded to the area of 214 S. George St., and learned that a woman at the residence was trying to get help after her husband came to the house, kicked a door in and broke a telephone, Longerbeam alleged.

The woman also alleged that her life had been threatened.

When police tried to arrest the man, he struggled, kicked police and spit on them, Longerbeam alleged.

The man, who suffered cuts and scrapes, also spit blood in the back seat of the cruiser, Longerbeam alleged.

The man was taken to City Hospital but refused to cooperate with doctors, Longerbeam said.

Darrell David Knotts III, 34, of P.O. Box 158, Shenandoah Junction, was charged with numerous offenses, including domestic assault, three counts of violation of a family protection order, obstructing, disorderly conduct, two counts of destruction of property, burglary and three counts of harassing phone calls, said court records.

Knotts was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Monday night without bond.

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