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Morgan County man accused of trying to conceal body is arraigned

November 24, 2009|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Morgan County man was arraigned Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court on one count of attempting to conceal the body of a Frederick, Md., man who police said died from drug intoxication.

A trial for Robert W. Unger, 47, was scheduled for Feb. 2 by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes, who set a $20,000 bond.

Unger was directly indicted by a grand jury last month on one felony count of concealment of a deceased body.

On Feb. 1, 2008, the body of Clarence "C.J." Green Jr., 38, was found in his Ford pickup truck near the Interstate 81 southbound exit for Falling Waters and Marlowe, W.Va., police had said.

The body was covered with a red sleeping bag and Green's feet were sticking out the window, officials have said.

Police have said that Green had heroin, cocaine and alcohol in his system when he died at a home about two miles west of the Berkeley County line off Martinsburg Road.

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Berkeley County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Greg Jones told Wilkes on Monday there was evidence of criminal activity in Green's death, but not enough to bring charges in Morgan County, where the death occurred.

Jones said Unger has two prior felony convictions and a lengthy criminal history. If convicted of the pending charge, Unger could receive a one- to 5-year prison sentence and fined $1,000 to $5,000.

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