Woman indicted on bigamy charge

February 18, 2004|by CANDICE BOSELY

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Martinsburg woman on one count of bigamy, stemming from allegations that she was married to two men at the same time.

Jacqueline R. Riffey, 29, of Virginia Avenue, allegedly married Robert Eugene Baker in Winchester, Va., and then married Craig B. Riffey in Berkeley County on Sept. 19, 2001, police said. A date of the first marriage was not given in court records.

Although Riffey denied marrying Baker, a Virginia court official told police that a marriage registry was filed. That is only done after a marriage ceremony, records state.


Riffey was charged on March 13, 2003.

Conviction on a felony charge of bigamy carries a possible sentence of one to five years in prison.

Riffey was one of several people indicted by a grand jury in Berkeley County on Tuesday.

Among other indictments, Shane "Dipper" Dodson, 22, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was indicted on one count of attempted murder and one count of malicious wounding.

Police charged Dodson in the stabbing of his cousin's wife, Chasidy Dodson, then 19, on Oct. 21, 2003. The woman was stabbed in the face and neck in a home on Grapevine Road outside Martinsburg.

Grand jury proceedings are expected to continue today.

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