MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The state's case against an attorney who is charged with setting a fire at the Martinsburg law firm where she worked in September 2007, and then attempting to set another fire there in April 2008, is bound for circuit court.
Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra L. Miller on Wednesday found probable cause in the state's case against Ashley R. Shreve, 29, after hearing testimony from now retired assistant state fire marshal Ed Robinson, Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy Lt. B.F. Hall and Robert W. Trumble, the director of McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner L.C.'s law office at 275 Aikens Center.
Shreve was arrested in May and charged with felony counts of second-degree arson, attempted arson and terrorist threats.
Evidence may be presented to a grand jury in circuit court by the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney's office.
The fire on Sept. 20, 2007, caused between $5,000 and $10,000, Hall has said.