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Three face charges in W.Va. 9 shooting

March 07, 2004|by JULIE E. GREENE

julieg@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Berkeley County men and a Pennsylvania man were charged Friday after a search warrant was issued in connection with a shooting along W.Va. 9 in December, West Virginia State Police said.

Troy Brammah, 29, of 52 Pluto Place, was charged with two counts of malicious wounding and aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine, state police said.

The search warrant was executed after midnight Thursday at the house off Virgo Lane in Wildflower Estates east of Martinsburg to find Brammah, police said.

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A handgun, a sawed-off shotgun, approximately $4,000 and large quantities of crack cocaine and marijuana were seized at the Pluto Place house, Senior Trooper J.D. Burkhart said.

Whitney Nesbitt, 33, of 52 Pluto Place, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and fleeing and eluding, police said. Burkhart said Nesbitt ran out the back of the house, but police caught him.

Oswin Abraham, 23, of Pennsylvania, was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, Burkhart said.

Senior Trooper Nathan Harmon is in charge of the shooting investigation that led to the search warrant.

On Dec. 28, an assailant in a car traveling west on W.Va. 9 fired a gun into a car traveling in the same direction, striking two men in the legs, state police have said.

Police believed the shooting stemmed from a disagreement at The Spot, a bar behind Club Venus.

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