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Former Martinsburg councilman charged with domestic battery

January 27, 2007|by MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A former Martinsburg city councilman was arraigned Friday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court after allegedly punching a man in the head at his house Thursday night, according to records.

Glenville L. Twigg, 61, of 315 Twigg Drive, was charged by Martinsburg Police Department Patrolman J.S. Everhart with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery, according to records.

Twigg was arraigned Friday morning by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, who set a $2,500 bond for the case. He was released on his own personal recognizance, but Bragg advised Twigg not to further abuse the victim.

Police were contacted about an incident at Twigg's home in the city's fifth ward just before 10 p.m., according to records.

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According to Everhart's complaint filed against Twigg, the victim told police he and Twigg got into an argument over something that had happened at work.

"... Glenville got up and started punching him in the side of the head and Glenville's wife (Cynthia Twigg) pulled Glenville away," the victim told Everhart, who noted several red marks on his head.

"Glenville advised me that he and (the victim) got into an argument and that he did pop him a couple times in the side of the head," Everhart said.

The victim told Everhart that he had been residing with the Twigg family for about three years, which caused the police officer to ask that a warrant be issued for Twigg for domestic battery, according to records.

Attempts to contact Twigg via telephone at his home and the sub shop and convenience store he co-owns with his wife off Centre Street in Martinsburg were not successful. A woman who answered the telephone at the business said Twigg had taken the day off from work. The Twigg family's listed telephone number is disconnected.

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