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Police allege woman struck boyfriend with car

First-degree attempted murder charge filed

First-degree attempted murder charge filed

June 18, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A woman was charged with first-degree attempted murder after police alleged she struck her boyfriend with a car early Saturday on Winchester Avenue in Martinsburg, then dragged him until the car crashed, according to a press release from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

The Martinsburg Police Department charged Barbara Kay Carbaugh with first-degree attempted murder and other charges, according to the release.

The incident occurred Saturday about 3:30 a.m., when Michael Lynn Robinson told police he was walking north on Winchester Avenue when he heard a car coming from behind, according to the release.

When he turned around, the car struck him and dragged him while he was on the hood. The car dragged him from the Relax Inn until it rear-ended another vehicle at the intersection with Washington Avenue, according to the release. The impact threw Robinson off the hood.

Carbaugh allegedly told police she caught Robinson cheating on him with another woman earlier, and intended to kill him by running him over, according to the release.

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Police allege Carbaugh told them she did not intend to hit the other car or injure anyone else except Robinson.

Robinson had blood on his clothes, and had his left hand bandaged from injuries. His right hand also was bleeding, according to the release.

Robinson was treated by medics at the scene and told police he would go to the hospital on his own, according to the release.

The vehicle that struck Robinson, a green 1994 Pontiac Sunbird, had major damage to the front hood, bumper, fenders and front windshield, according to the release.

The Sheriff's Department assisted the Martinsburg Police Department at the scene.

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