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May 24, 2010

Man charged in Martinsburg stabbing



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 36-year-old man is accused of stabbing another man in the leg in an altercation Saturday in Martinsburg, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Jeffery Alvin Cummings, of 2574 Stoney Way in Grove City, Ohio, was arraigned on one count of malicious wounding, according to records.

Police responded to 800 New York Ave. to investigate the altercation, according to court records.

The victim was found with a stab wound in his upper thigh that appeared to be between 1/2 to 1 inch wide, according to court records.

Cummings was arrested in a traffic stop along Apple Harvest Drive near Lowe's, according to court records.

Silver Alert issued for Morgan County man last seen in Md.



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police are looking for a missing man who was last seen in Montgomery County, Md., according to a news release.

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Harold McKinney Jr., 88, is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, and having gray hair and blue eyes, the release said.

McKinney might be traveling in a champagne-colored Chevy Lumina with West Virginia registration, police said.

Anyone who has information about McKinney may call state police at 304-258-0000.

The release about McKinney was sent out as a Silver Alert.

The National Silver Alert program is a free, online registration program that is open to all senior citizens and people with Alzheimer's disease or other cognitive disorders, according to the website nationalsilveralert.org.

The National Silver Alert program provides a safe and secure place to store vital personal, medical, health and caregiver information that will be easily accessible in the event of an emergency, the website states.

Teen charged with having weapon on Greencastle school property



GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A 13-year-old boy was charged with having a weapon on school property for having a knife at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School on May 12, according to the Greencastle Police Department.

Greencastle-Antrim Middle School is at 370 S. Ridge Ave.

Mercersburg woman charged with endangering child's welfare



MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A Mercersburg woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after authorities searched the woman's home and observed "deplorable conditions," according to a Mercersburg Police Department news release.

Danielle Carter, 31, of 11 E. Seminary St., Apt. 3A, was charged, the release said.

On May 19, authorities executed a search warrant in the apartment on an unrelated matter when they noticed the conditions, the release said.

The victim in the case was Carter's 6-year-old son, police said.

Order issued after Martinsburg woman fails to appear in court



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A capias order was issued Monday for the arrest of a Martinsburg woman who was charged with child neglect after her 2-year-old girl was found shoeless and without a coat on a cold, wet Martinsburg street in October 2008.

Lanish A. Bailey of Martinsburg failed to appear in court Monday for a hearing regarding her case, prompting 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III to issue the capias.

Bailey's trial is scheduled begin July 22, but attorneys handling the case have made arrangements to have her competency evaluated by a physician who is expected to travel from Morgantown, W.Va., before then.

Police have said the young girl was found Oct. 28 about 3 a.m. in the 300 block of South Water Street. She was briefly exposed to the elements and was not injured, police said.

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