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January 13, 2007

Man faces multiple charges in accident

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man who allegedly crashed the vehicle he was driving into a another vehicle on Cumbo Road on Thursday night and then fled the scene was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court, according to court records.

Charles Dustin Myers, 22, of 3507 Poorhouse Road in Martinsburg, was charged by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy Chad Jones with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving a vehicle with a license revoked for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, no insurance and traveling left of center, according to court records.

Police found Myers after he abandoned the blue Buick Regal he was driving along Ridge Road and reportedly fled on foot into a nearby orchard, Jones said.

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Upon finding the vehicle, sheriff's deputies removed the battery from the car to prevent it from being moved, then returned to the 400 block of Cumbo Road to obtain information from the victim, Jones said.

Myers apparently returned to retrieve the Buick as it was about to be towed, Jones said. The sheriff's department was notified by the wrecker service driver that the accused was in his vehicle, where he was detained.

Bond for Myers was set at $13,100, according to records.

Man faces drug charge after 911 call

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., man was arraigned Friday after Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputies found drugs following a 911 call from the man's home, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Cory David Rainey, 19, of 221 Jubal Early Ave. in Inwood, was charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to deliver, according to court records.

Deputies arrested Rainey after discovering several plastic bags containing marijuana in a pillowcase in the bedroom of the accused, police said.

The amount of marijuana seized weighed 80.3 grams, and deputies also found $170 in cash in Rainey's possession, according to records.

Bond for Rainey was set at $25,000, according to records.

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