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August 02, 2008

Man charged in attempted stabbing

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man attempted to stab a Berkeley County deputy reserve with a screwdriver Friday afternoon at the corner of Wilson Street and Winchester Avenue in Martinsburg, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff's Department press release.

Bradley Dewayne Bonnet was charged with attempted malicious wounding and failure to be fingerprinted, police said. He was taken to Eastern Regional Jail.

Bonnet allegedly walked up to the reserve deputy and said, "I've got something for you," before he stabbed at the officer with the screwdriver, police said. The reserve deputy was able to dodge the blow and, after a short struggle, Bonnet fled the scene.

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Bonnet was apprehended by a bystander who observed the attack and was detained until authorities arrived, police said.

Man charged with tire iron attack

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man was in Eastern Regional Jail Friday night after police said he struck a 65-year-old man several times in the head with a tire iron Thursday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Stanley Matthew Seekford, 37, of 8050 Williamsport Pike in Falling Waters, W.Va., was arraigned Friday on one count of malicious wounding by Magistrate Jim Humphrey, who set a $25,000 cash bond, according to court records.

The victim was found covered in blood that apparently came from a wound on the left side of the man's head, according to a complaint filed by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy D.B. White.

The victim told police that Seekford attempted to strike his vehicle and that he was struck with a four-point tire iron while attempting to stop Seekford from driving, White said.

The victim was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg for treatment after complaining of chest pains, White said.

Guns, plasma TV stolen from home

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a Thursday residential burglary in which several handguns and a 50-inch plasma television were stolen.

The burglary occurred Thursday between 1 and 3:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of Stone Bridge Road in Antrim Township, police said.

A computer gaming system also was stolen, police said.

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