Berkeley County police briefs

January 17, 2012

Berkeley County teacher suspended after arrested on charges of electronic solicitation of a minor

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A 30-year-old Berkeley County Schools teacher who was removed from the classroom after being arrested on warrants that charge him with electronic solicitation of a minor waived extradition Tuesday to Louisa County, Va., where he faces prosecution.

Keith Randy Kishbaugh, of 250 Veterans Way in Martinsburg, was suspended without pay pending a hearing before the Berkeley County Board of Education after he was arrested Jan. 6 on two felony counts, according to Berkeley Court Magistrate Court records and school officials.

Kishbaugh, who was being held without bond in Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday night as a fugitive from justice, appeared Tuesday before 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III with defense attorney Christopher J. Barnhart.

Barnhart confirmed after the hearing that he was retained by the defendant, who has been employed with the school district since 2006, school officials had said.

He was teaching fourth grade students at Eagle School Intermediate, but officials have said the alleged victim in the solicitation case was not a Berkeley County student.

Charles Town man charged with malicious wounding stemming from domestic altercation


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police allege a man trained in mixed martial arts fighting beat up his girlfriend so badly during a domestic altercation that she was unable to eat solid foods, according to court documents.

Perrin Lee Carter, 24, of 172 Crosswinds Drive, Charles Town, W.Va., was arraigned by Jefferson County Magistrate William E. “Bill” Senseney on Tuesday on one felony count of malicious wounding, according to court records.

Police allege the altercation happened on Aug. 14, 2011, and the victim was left with torn cartilage in her jaw, multiple bruises, cuts and scrapes on her face, stomach and legs, according to court documents.

Police were told the accused attempted to throw the victim in front of an oncoming train, but she grabbed a tree and managed to hold on, according to court documents.

A warrant charging Carter with malicious wounding was issued on Jan. 10, according to court documents.

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