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Charges dismissed against two accused of shooting Mich. man

Victim would not cooperate with case against Mitchell L. Fernandors and Dorian M. Wilson

March 27, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Charges against two men accused in the shooting of a Michigan man last summer were dismissed Monday because the victim declined to cooperate in the prosecution of the defendants, according to Berkeley County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gregory K. Jones.

Without the victim’s cooperation in the June 2011 shooting, Jones said Tuesday he “had no other way to prove the case.”

The felony charges pending against Mitchell L. Fernandors ofWashington, D.C., and Dorian M. Wilson of Martinsburg were dismissed Monday.

Both were indicted by a grand jury in February on counts of conspiracy, and Fernandors also was indicted on one count of malicious assault, according to court documents.

With the dismissal of the case, an order releasing Fernandors from Eastern Regional Jail also was signed Monday by presiding 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes.

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Wilson was not incarcerated at the time of Monday’s hearing, Jones said.

Police had said the victim was treated at City Hospital in Martinsburg for gunshot wounds to the torso and arm after the June 28 shooting at 601 Forbes Drive was reported.

The weapon appeared to have been a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol, police had said.

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