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Police still seeking two men in home invasion robbery

August 18, 2007

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Two men still were being sought Friday in connection with a Thursday morning home invasion robbery in Charles Town, but the victim who sustained gunshot wounds to the head in the incident was released the same day from Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

"He was very lucky," Police Chief Barry Subelsky said of Matthew L. Flannery.

Subelsky said Flannery, 20, of 611 E. Hunter St., was shot twice in the assault in his home., but both were grazing wounds.

Police responded to a 911 call of a home invasion at 4:50 a.m., according to a press release from the Charles Town Police Department. Two other people in the house also were injured, police said.

Justin A. Flannery, 22, of the same address, was "roughed up," Subelsky said, but the report indicated he was not taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Robert L. Hardy, 56, address not given, also was injured, but did not seek medical treatment, police said.

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Two black men in their early 20s wearing white tank tops, dark pants and bandannas over their faces entered the house and demanded money, police said. The two men did not get any money and fled the house, police said.

Witnesses told police the men were driving a 1998 to 2000 champagne or silver Nissan Maxima with a West Virginia registration. The last three digits of the license plate were 125 or 152, police said.

Subelsky said no one had been taken into custody as of Friday night.

Anyone with information about the robbery may call the Charles Town Police Department at 304-725-2714.

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