MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg man charged in a hit-and-run involving a Berkeley County sheriff's deputy signed an agreement Monday to enter Alford pleas to fleeing in a vehicle while driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.
Robert Elwood Wiley, 47, could serve a one- to five-year penitentiary sentence and a one-year jail sentence concurrently, or at the same time, if the plea agreement is accepted by presiding 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III.
A misdemeanor count of reckless driving would be dismissed, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Carmela M. Cesare said after the hearing. The amount of restitution Wiley is expected to pay would be determined by the judicial circuit's probation office.
Wiley, who is incarcerated at Eastern Regional Jail, is scheduled to return to court Sept. 27 for a possible plea and sentencing hearing. Silver then is expected to announce whether he will accept Wiley's plea after reviewing a preplea investigative report by the probation office.