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W.Va. man charged with domestic battery, hostage holding

January 30, 2011
  • Chad Corbin
Chad Corbin

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — A Hedgesville man surrendered to a special-response team member Sunday after he retreated into his house with one of his children during a domestic incident on Pacific Boulevard, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

Chad Corbin, 31, was charged with second-offense domestic battery and hostage holding, the sheriff’s department said in a news release.

Corbin was being held without bond Sunday night at the Eastern Regional Jail.

Sheriff’s deputies said they responded to Pacific Boulevard for the domestic incident shortly after 9 a.m., and found Chad and Carrie Corbin arguing in their driveway.

Pacific Boulevard is off Roaring Lion Drive along W.Va. 9.

Chad Corbin retreated to the house, and Carrie Corbin told officers that her husband had been verbally and physically abusive to her, police said.

Two of the couple’s three children were with Carrie Corbin, and Chad Corbin retreated inside with the third child, police said.

Chad Corbin, whom police were told had access to firearms in the house, refused to speak to police, the sheriff’s department said.

A perimeter was established and members of a special-response team and crisis-negotiation team responded, police said.

Close friends of Corbin and members of the negotiation team made contact with Corbin and about three hours later, he surrendered to a special-response team member, police said.

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