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Men wanted in fatal Martinsburg stabbing apprehended in Cincinnati

April 28, 2011

Two men wanted in connection with the stabbing death of a Martinsburg, W.Va., man were apprehended by authorities Wednesday night in Ohio, officials said.

Thomas Anthony Grantham, 34, of Martinsburg, and James Glenn Cross Jr., 32, of Kearneysville, W.Va., were taken into custody without incident Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., according to news releases issued by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department and United States Marshals Service.

Grantham and Cross were charged in the death of Andre Jackson, 21, who was stabbed multiple times last Saturday and later died at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service release, the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force and members of local law enforcement learned that Grantham and Cross were staying with family in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area.

They were arrested without incident there early Wednesday night, according to the release.

Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster said in a news release that two of his officers were sent to Ohio Wednesday night to collect evidence and work with local authorities and the Berkeley County Prosecutor's Office to "bring (Grantham and Cross) back to West Virginia.

Cross was charged with murder in Jackson's death, police said earlier. Grantham was charged with malicious wounding in connection with the stabbing of a second victim and with attempted murder for allegedly trying to run Jackson over with his vehicle, police said.

The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force is led by the U.S. Marshals Service and is comprised of marshals and local law enforcement officers.

Further information was unavailable Thursday.

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