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Martinsburg men captured in stolen rental car

April 03, 2007|by MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police charged three men Sunday night after a vehicle pursuit that began in Martinsburg and ended southwest of the city in an orchard off Pitzers Chapel Road, Berkeley County Magistrate Court records show.

Lonnie Andrew Gregory, 37, of 202 Veterans Way, Martinsburg, was arraigned on charges of possession of stolen property (rental van), two counts of fleeing in a vehicle, driving on a license revoked for driving under the influence second offense, failure to use turn signal, failure to drive with illuminated headlights, reckless driving, speeding, driving left of center and failure to stop at a stop sign, records show.

Magistrate Joan V. Bragg set a cash-only bond of $40,000.

Passengers Roger Lee Whittington, 53, of 500 E. Race St., Martinsburg, and Eric Matthew Hartwick, 32, of Edsel Avenue, Martinsburg, each were charged with possession of stolen property. Bragg set $20,000 bonds for each case.

Martinsburg Police Department Patrolman E.C. Neely said in a complaint that he began pursuing the stolen, gray Dodge van in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue after a dispatcher issued an alert for the vehicle at 9:39 p.m. It was taken from an Enterprise rental agency, police said.

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From Pennsylvania Avenue, Neely said the pursuit continued onto several streets before leaving the city and traveling on a number of roads in the county.

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