MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A man charged with kidnapping a woman near Martinsburg, W.Va., this week has a criminal record that includes a 2008 domestic violence charge involving a different woman, court records show.
Donald Berkley Surber Jr., who was arraigned Monday on the kidnapping charge, allegedly held his ex-girlfriend, Katherine Nicole Sharp, against her will at her home, West Virginia State Police have said.
At the end of the 26-hour standoff, Sharp, a 35-year-old mother of two, was found dead in her Raider Lane home, police said.
On Tuesday, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said she expects to get preliminary results of Sharp's autopsy Wednesday.
Police haven't commented on whether Surber, 37, of Winchester, Va., caused Sharp's death.
Court records show that Surber was charged last year in Frederick County, Va., with assault and battery and, on another occasion, violating a protective order.