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Martinsburg police arrest wanted man after report of shots fired

May 10, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Martinsburg police apprehended a wanted man Wednesday night after respondeding to a report of shots fired in the area of Martin and Church streets.

While investigating the 9 p.m. call, an officer spotted a man fitting the description of the shooter coming from an alley and getting into the passenger seat of a vehicle, police said.

A traffic stop was made and the man ran, but was apprehended with the help of a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team, police said.

The man fled again, but was subdued with a stun gun, police said.

The man was identified as David R. Castillo, 29, of no fixed address. He was wanted for a parole violation out of Winchester, Va., as well as on a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department felony warrant for malicious wounding, police said.

Once at police headquarters, Castillo attacked an officer and tried to escape, but was apprehended in the parking lot, police said.

In addition to the existing fugitive warrant and malicious wounding warrant, Martinsburg police charged Castillo with attempted felony escape.

In the malicious wounding case, Castillo is accused of striking a man with a machete, cutting his leg in December 2010, in the parking lot at 63 Capital Drive, according to court records.

Castillo was being held in Eastern Regional Jail Thursday night, according to jail records.

The report of shots being fired was still being investigated, although no one was reported injured, police said.

The man police were seeking in that incident was described as heavy set with a dark complexion, wearing dark clothing and riding a bicycle, police said.

Anyone with information about the shots being fired may contact police at 304-264-2100.

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