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Hagerstown man charged in shootout arraigned in W.Va.

July 09, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A man who was shot in an exchange of gunfire with U.S. marshals that were attempting to arrest him in Hagerstown in April was arraigned Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on outstanding charges.

Darryll Anthony Cash, 36, of Hagerstown, was in Eastern Regional Jail on Wednesday night after being arraigned on counts of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, obstructing a police officer and giving false information to police, according to court and jail records.

The charges filed against Cash stem from a traffic stop in December 2008 by West Virginia State Police Trooper N.K. Campbell, according to a complaint filed by the officer.

Cash was a passenger in a Dodge Intrepid that Campbell said he stopped on Interstate 81 for traveling 83 mph in a 70 mph zone, according to the complaint.

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After the officer was unable to confirm both the driver and the passenger's identities, he placed the driver in custody and again asked Cash for his real identity.

Cash fled on foot across I-81 after the officer found what appeared to be a midsize compact handgun in the man's waistband while patting the defendant down, according to the complaint.

Campbell abandoned his pursuit of Cash on foot because he said he didn't want to leave the driver who he had in custody unattended, according to the complaint.

Cash eventually was found in Hagerstown's West End and two U.S. marshals received leg injuries on April 24 while trying to serve a warrant for Cash at 239 Merrbaugh Drive, police had said. The exchange of gunfire between the marshals and Cash happened while the defendant was barricaded in the home. In addition to the West Virginia charges, Cash was wanted by authorities in New York and Maryland on numerous drug trafficking and weapons charges, Campbell said in his complaint.

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