MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Three people accused of attacking and robbing a former Berkeley County commissioner last summer are expected to serve at least 13 years in prison before being eligible for parole, according to a Berkeley County assistant prosecuting attorney.
Jennifer Marie Barnhart, 32, Brian Lance Shamburg, 31, and Ronald Lee Shamburg, 23, all of Martinsburg, were each sentenced Tuesday by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III to 40 years in prison for first-degree robbery, one to five years in prison for conspiracy and two to 10 years in prison for malicious assault.
Silver ordered that the prison terms be served consecutively, according to Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gregory K. Jones.
The defendants also were ordered to pay $2,785 in restitution, and drug treatment was recommended by the court, Jones said.
Strauss, who gave a victim impact statement, drove himself to City Hospital in Martinsburg for treatment after the July 2011 robbery, police have said.