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NEWS
April 10, 2012
A 55-year-old man is accused of trying to bribe a West Virginia State Police trooper after allegedly failing field sobriety tests, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Paul Tilman Chaney was arraigned Saturday by Magistrate Jim Humphrey on two felony counts of bribery of a State Police trooper, driving under the influence second offense and driving revoked for DUI first offense, according to court records. Court records list Hagerstown and Falling Waters addresses for Chaney, who was detained by Trooper Z.S. Conner early Saturday in the Walmart parking lot in Spring Mills, according to court records.
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NEWS
March 29, 2012
A man who was shot in the chest and then shocked with a stun gun multiple times this month by Martinsburg police has been extradited back from Virginia, according to court and jail records. Douglas Charles Butler, 44, who was being treated at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., was arraigned by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller on one count of attempted malicious wounding, according to court records and police. Butler was being held Thursday night at Eastern Regional Jail on a $15,000 bond, according to jail records.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | February 23, 2012
The arraignment of a Washington County man indicted in Berkeley County in 1994 on 321 counts of sexual assault, pornography and related charges was postponed Thursday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Randall Ray Waugh, 52, of Hagerstown, is accused of sexually assaulting a Bunker Hill, W.Va., boy dozens of times beginning in 1988, according to the indictment and Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely. The victim, who turned 9 that year, was sexually assaulted in subsequent years before Waugh's indictment, according to court documents and Games-Neely.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | February 22, 2012
An attorney is facing more charges after allegedly failing to provide legal services to clients who paid him to file various court actions in Berkeley County, according to court documents. Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra L. Miller on Tuesday arraigned Kenneth J. Ford, 37, of Baltimore on three counts of false pretenses. Ford previously was charged with three counts of false pretenses and one count of forgery of public record stemming from three other cases that surfaced last month, according to court documents.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | February 21, 2012
A Morgan County man charged in the death of his pregnant girlfriend in December was arraigned Monday in Morgan County Magistrate Court, police said Tuesday. James T. Zell Jr., 23, of Tri Lake Park in southern Morgan County, was charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond in Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday night, according to police and jail records. Sheriff's Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh said Tuesday that Zell had fought extradition from Franklin County, Pa., where he was incarcerated in December after being arrested in Chambersburg, Pa., on a charge of driving under the influence.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | February 9, 2012
A 52-year-old man indicted in 1994 on 321 counts of sexual assault, pornography and related charges is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 23 in Berkeley County Circuit Court, Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said Thursday. Randall Ray Waugh of Hagerstown is accused of sexually assaulting a Bunker Hill, W.Va., boy dozens of times beginning in 1988, according to the indictment and Games-Neely. The victim turned 9 that year and was sexually assaulted in subsequent years before Waugh's indictment, according to court documents and Games-Neely.
NEWS
January 26, 2012
Police seized five baggies of marijuana and $3,050 in cash in a traffic stop early Wednesday on Interstate 81 near Exit 12, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Michael Nicholas Calder of 36 Globe St., Martinsburg, and Delano A. Butler of Inkster, Mich., were arraigned by Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra L. Miller on one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one felony count of conspiracy, according to court records. Calder, 25, also was charged with driving under the influence, the court records said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | January 17, 2012
One of two men charged in the violent robbery and beating of a 76-year-old man in his Martinsburg-area home in November 2011 also is accused of pawning a television and other items belonging to his girlfriend's family, according to court documents. Tyler Shane Munson, 20, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., was arraigned Monday by Berkeley County Magistrate Harry L. Snow on one felony count of grand larceny, the court documents said. The father of Munson's girlfriend told police that multiple items worth more than $2,000 were taken on Nov. 23 from his Specks Run Road residence, the documents said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | December 16, 2011
Two Hagerstown men accused of shooting a Frederick, Md., man at Club Twisted in Berkeley County last month were arraigned on charges of malicious wounding Friday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Leon William Racks, 29, and Joseph Wayne Mason, 27, who were incarcerated at Eastern Regional Jail Friday night, both applied for a court-appointed attorney when they were arraigned by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, the court records said. Miller set a $20,000 cash-only bond for each of the defendants, who are accused of shooting Kevin R. Mullen, 28, in the parking lot of the club at 5268 Williamsport Pike on Nov. 26, the records said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 16, 2011
A Martinsburg man is accused of sexually abusing a woman after she delivered four pizzas to his home, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Jason Andrew Welsh, 27, of 180 Longbranch Drive, was arraigned Wednesday on one count of first-degree sexual abuse by Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, according to court documents. Welsh was released from custody after bond was posted for a $50,000 bail, the documents said. The pizza from Papa John's at 728 Foxcroft Ave. in Martinsburg was delivered around the lunch hour Monday by a woman, who told police that the defendant attempted to kiss her on her mouth and was lifting her shirt and grabbing at her body before she managed to get away from him, the records said.
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