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February 12, 2008

Juvenile arrested in stabbing

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 19-year-old man was treated at City Hospital in Martinsburg and released after he was stabbed in the leg by a boy Tuesday along Shasta Lane, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

The boy was arraigned on a charge of malicious wounding and was being held at the Vicki Douglas Juvenile Detention Center pending an emergency juvenile hearing. The outcome of such hearings are not released to the public in accordance with state law.

Police said the victim, Jared Dale Burrell, was stabbed once in the upper leg.

Two arrested in traveler's check case

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 25-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were arrested Tuesday in an apparent scheme to distribute stolen traveler's checks to area retailers and individuals for financial gain, police said.


Lauren Brooke Elbin and Terry Wayne Siford Jr., both of 108 E. John St. in Martinsburg, were arrested on charges of transferring stolen property, according to a news release from the Martinsburg Police Department.

The $50 American Express traveler's checks were stolen in a burglary that happened last month at a residence on Lupton Drive in Martinsburg, police said in the news release.

Detectives Lt. G.B. Swartwood and Cpl. S. Doyle arrested the two without incident. Arraignment information was not immediately available.

Police said the burglary, which happened Jan. 13 or 14, and others remain under investigation. Anyone with information may contact the city's police department at 304-264-2100.

Man wanted in Virginia, Maryland nabbed near

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 34-year-old man wanted by Maryland and Virginia authorities was being held without bond Tuesday in Eastern Regional Jail after attempting to conceal his identity from Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputies.

Danny Anthony Stanley of Martinsburg was arrested without incident Tuesday morning at Berkeley Plaza, off Williamsport Pike, according to a news release by Sheriff's Department Deputy Sgt. B.F. Hall.

Hall said he and Cpl. C.S. McCulley of the sheriff's department's criminal investigations division, found Stanley after receiving information about his whereabouts from an informant.

"Stanley initially attempted to lie to investigators about his identity, but he was eventually identified by specific tattoos on his body," Hall said.

Stanley is wanted by Maryland authorities for a probation violation and in the state of Virginia on a grand larceny charge, Hall said.

Stanley was arraigned by Magistrate Jim Humphrey and is in the Eastern Regional Jail awaiting extradition proceedings, Hall said.

Investigators began looking for Stanley after the Maryland State Police at the Carroll County barracks notified officials that Stanley was wanted and was residing in Berkeley County, Hall said.

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