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Two Martinsburg men face charges in home-invasion robbery

Roger Carter Doleman and Raheim Raphael Doleman each were charged with single counts of robbery, burglary, assault during the commission of a felony and obstructing and two counts of conspiracy

August 27, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two Martinsburg men accused of a home-invasion style robbery Tuesday afternoon were arrested shortly after the incident was reported, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office announced.

Roger Carter Doleman, 27, and Raheim Raphael Doleman, 26, each were charged with single counts of robbery, burglary, assault during the commission of a felony and obstructing and two counts of conspiracy, police said in a news release.

Raheim Doleman also was charged with driving suspended and fleeing on foot, police said.

The defendants were captured in the vicinity of East Race Street in Martinsburg after the incident was reported at a Shepherdstown Road residence at 1:19 p.m., police said.

Motorists told police that a man flagged them down in the roadway near Shepherdstown Road and Shipper Court and told them he was robbed and that the suspects fled in a black Jeep.

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A sheriff’s deputy reported a short time later that a black Jeep was on Woodbury Avenue traveling toward Lambert Park in Martinsburg, but had lost sight of the vehicle, police said.

Another sheriff’s deputy then spotted a black Jeep Liberty on South High Street and followed the vehicle to East Race Street, police said.

There, the defendants were detained by officers with the Sheriff’s Office, Martinsburg Police Department and West Virginia State Police after they got out of the vehicle and failed to comply with the deputy who was following the Jeep, police said.

The victim, who was treated at Berkeley Medical Center, told police he was struck from behind at his residence and knocked to the floor after he answered a knock on the door and saw two males were on his porch, police said.

When he got up, both suspects started hitting him and one of the men had a “sawed off” shotgun.

While the larger of the two suspects was hitting him, the victim told police that the second man went into the victim’s residence and took undisclosed items from his home and fled, police said.

The description of an item belonging to the victim and a shotgun found in the jeep matched the descriptions police said they received.

The descriptions of the suspects and the Jeep that police received also matched the defendants and the suspect vehicle, police said.

A second firearm also was found in the vehicle, police said. 

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