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Two face charges after bleeding man chased through Martinsburg

December 23, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two men are facing charges following a Friday night incident in which a bleeding man was reported to be running down a city street being chased by masked men carrying sticks or baseball bats.

Philip Edward Hill, 34, of Virginia Avenue in Martinsburg, and Michael A. Scullen, 28, of Files Cross Road in Martinsburg, each were charged with burglary and malicious wounding. Both are felonies.

Martinsburg police said they responded to a call at 11:16 p.m. of a bleeding man running south in the 200 block of North Raleigh Street. The caller said the man was being chased by two men wearing masks, according to a news release from Martinsburg police.

Police found the victim on Welch Street. He was suffering from a cut on his head just above his eyes.

Officers found the other men on train tracks near the intersection of West John Street and Cumberland Valley Place, police said.

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The victim told police the two men forced their way into his residence and began beating him with sticks. He said he escaped through a back door with the two men in pursuit, according to the release.

Hill and Scullen were taken to Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg to await arraignment.

No other information was available Sunday night.

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