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Martinsburg man arraigned on felony count of child abuse

April 19, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg man is accused of shoving a 10-year-old boy against a wall last month, breaking the child’s collarbone, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents.

Michael Dewayne Snow, 39,  of 214 Stewart Ave., was arraigned Thursday evening by Magistrate Robert L. Lowe II on one felony count of child abuse resulting in injury, according to court documents.

The child told authorities that the defendant shoved him against the wall on March 26 because he was angry with him for vomiting in the kitchen that same evening, according to complaint filed against the defendant by West Virginia State Police Trooper W.R. Garrett.

The injury to the child’s left clavicle was diagnosed after the boy told school officials that his left shoulder was hurting, according to court documents.

Garrett said the boy’s mother was not present when her fiancee, the defendant, shoved the child, according to court documents.

- Matthew Umstead

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