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Man accused of taking $11,000 in items from Martinsburg home

Johnathan Eugene Shirey was arraigned Tuesday on numerous counts related to robbery

July 17, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man accused of taking more than $11,000 in items from a Martinsburg home was unable to sell a video game system stolen from the residence because it was infested with roaches, police said in court documents.

Johnathan Eugene Shirey, 29, was arraigned Tuesday by Berkeley County Magistrate Joan V. Bragg on single counts of burglary, grand larceny, assault during commission of a felony, robbery and violent crime against an elderly person.

Court records list no fixed address for Shirey, who was being held at Eastern Regional Jail on $105,000 bond Tuesday night.

Shirey is accused of robbing a residence in the 100 block of Centre Street on Saturday while a 65-year-old female resident was home.

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Stolen items included a Sony PlayStation 3 video game system, an iPhone, a guitar and amplifier, a Kindle Fire, several video games, five mobile phones, a 9mm pistol and several types of prescription drugs, according to court documents.

The value of the items was estimated at $11,944, according to court documents.

Video footage from the GameStop in The Commons shopping center shows Shirey selling games at the store, according to court documents. 

— Matthew Umstead

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