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Martinsburg man sentenced in pedestrian hit-and-run

August 24, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg man accused of striking a pedestrian with a vehicle in the parking lot of a Berkeley County nightclub last year and leaving the scene was sentenced Thursday in Berkeley County Circuit Court.

Cody A. Ashby, 20, was ordered by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III to serve a six-month sentence and a one-year sentence concurrently for misdemeanor convictions of assault and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, Assistant County Prosecuting Attorney Gregory K. Jones said.

Ashby then is expected to serve a one- to five-year sentence for a felony unlawful assault conviction, Jones said.

The incident occurred July 23, 2011, in the parking lot of the Sky Room Lounge on Rock Cliff Drive north of Martinsburg, authorities have said.

The jury in Ashby’s trial in Berkeley County Circuit Court in July found him guilty of the three charges and acquitted him of a misdemeanor battery charge.

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