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Two men charged in Martinsburg shooting

May 09, 2008|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two men were in Eastern Regional Jail Thursday night on charges stemming from a shooting Saturday outside a North Spring Street home, according to police and court records.

Brandon Lee Spaur, 21, of 627 N. Third St. in Martinsburg, was being held on a $50,000 cash bond set by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg on a charge of conspiracy to commit wanton endangerment, police said.

Matthew Quinn Mason, 20, of 65 Bowie Drive in Falling Waters, W.Va., was arraigned on charges of wanton endangerment and conspiracy to commit wanton endangerment, police said.

Mason already was in jail in connection with another shooting in Martinsburg on April 30, according to court records.

Saturday's shooting at 121 N. Spring St. was reported at 4:17 a.m., police said.

Residents of the home were shot at, and an investigation led to the recovery of eight empty ammunition shell casings at the scene of where police were told a fight happened.

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No was injured in the shooting, police said.

The shooting happened three days after police said Mason and another man shot at a man who testified in federal court against a defendant who later received a life sentence, according to court records.

The man targeted was not injured in the shooting, which happened at the Martin's Landing apartment complex.

After the shooting, Mason managed to escape, but was found Tuesday about 24 hours after a photograph of him was released to the public. He was placed in jail at that time on a $100,000 cash bond, according to court records.

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