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W.Va. woman charged in armed robbery

September 21, 2006|by MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police arrested a 23-year-old woman Wednesday who along with two men allegedly robbed a woman and her son in their home at gunpoint in the early morning hours of Aug. 14, Berkeley County Magistrate Court records show.

Jessica Marie Gile of 163 Capitol Drive, Martinsburg, was arraigned on a charge of armed robbery by Magistrate JoAnn Overington, who set a $25,000 bond for the case, records show.

Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to the victim's home off Energy Drive at 12:51 a.m. and were told by the victims that a female and two men still at large entered the victim's home off Energy Drive, according to a complaint filed by Cpl. B.F. Hall.

"She stated that all three of the subjects had guns," Hall said.

The woman told police she was sleeping when one of the men and a woman came into the victim's bedroom with her son.

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"She said that they pushed her son onto her bed and asked her where her money was," Hall said.

The victim told them she didn't have any, but one of the male robbers went through the home looking anyway, Hall said.

The trio left the home with several movies recorded on digital video disc, music compact disc, two cellular phones, two pairs of shoes and $25 in cash, the victim reported to police.

The victim told deputies that the robbers, whom she was able to physically describe, left in a light-colored minivan and disappeared from sight after turning on to Williamsport Pike (U.S. 11), Hall said.

Several hours later on Aug. 14, the victim notified police that she had received information identifying two of the suspects, including Gile, Hall said.

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