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Man faces charges in W.Va. stabbing

November 02, 2004|by CANDICE BOSELY

martinsburg@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged over the weekend in connection with a stabbing that police said resulted from an argument over $10, according to records filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court.

Bobby Gene Shelly, 28, who listed addresses of 100 Eclipse Court, Apt. 1, Martinsburg, and 28 Fletcher Court, Martinsburg, was arraigned on the felony charge on Sunday.

According to court records, the fight happened Saturday in the parking lot behind A-1 Computers at the intersection of King and Raleigh streets.

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The victim, Steve Hawley, appeared to have been stabbed three to four times in his left rear shoulder blade, records state. He told police that he did not want to cooperate with an investigation and "would take care of this issue on his own terms," Martinsburg Police Department Patrolman A.J. Mancine wrote in a criminal complaint.

Police interviewed several witnesses who said they saw Hawley and Shelly fighting. Blood was found between a parked truck and a fence at the intersection and blood also was found on Shelly's leather jacket, jeans, tank top and flannel shirt, police said.

One witness said that after the men fought on the ground they stood up and continued arguing, police said.

Shelly was being held in Eastern Regional Jail on $40,000 bail.

Conviction on a charge of malicious wounding carries a sentence of two to 10 years in prison.

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