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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 14, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A former Martinsburg city councilman accused of hitting a woman at his former business with a wooden club in April 2008 pleaded no contest Tuesday to one misdemeanor count of battery in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. Glenville L. Twigg, 65, was fined $50 and ordered to pay court costs as part of a plea agreement reached with the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. A misdemeanor count of assault was dismissed. Twigg was told by presiding Jefferson County Magistrate William "Bill" Senseney that he could have been sentenced to as much as a year in jail and fined as much as $500 for the battery conviction.
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January 22, 2013
A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man is accused of biting his girlfriend's ear and punching her in the jaw, as well as punching another female in an altercation earlier this month, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents. Dustin Allen Long, 18, of 101 Engle Road, was arraigned by Magistrate JoAnn Overington Tuesday on one felony count of malicious wounding and single misdemeanor counts of battery and domestic battery, according to court documents. West Virginia State Police Trooper C.J. Hill said in his complaint that the defendant's girlfriend was bleeding from the ear and mouth, and the other female had swelling around one eye and her forehead when he went to investigate the incident Jan. 13, according to court documents.
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November 11, 2003
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man was charged with battery on a police officer and obstructing an officer Monday after he shaped his hand like a gun, pointed his finger at a state trooper's head and threatened to kill him, police alleged. Randol Green, 37, was in Eastern Regional Jail on $10,000 bail Monday night, according to a jail spokeswoman. West Virginia State Police Trooper R.A. Spearen II responded Monday afternoon to Shutt's Market on W.Va. 51 in Inwood, W.Va.
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By MARLO BARNHART | July 21, 2000
Bartholomey sentenced on battery charges Four years after an argument about the Vietnam war sparked an assault that hospitalized a Pennsylvania man, the accused attacker appeared in Washington County Circuit Court Thursday. Jeffrey Scott Bartholomey, 37, pleaded guilty to battery and was given a three-year prison sentence with credit for 14 months he served in jail awaiting trial for the July 1996 crime. "I understand that the state's case is extremely weak and that this is a compromise," said Judge John H. McDowell as he accepted the plea.
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By DAVE McMILLION and MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 25, 2008
An attorney for Shepherd University said Thursday that the school's Director of Public Safety, who was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after an altercation with his wife, is still employed at the Jefferson County institution. Alan Perdue said Thursday that Grover Boyer, 61, of 2202 Whitings Neck Road in Berkeley County, was placed on sick leave after the incident Jan. 6. "He initiated that," Perdue said of the sick leave. Perdue said he could not go into detail, but did say he is staying in contact with Boyer as the situation develops.
NEWS
August 10, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A lieutenant with the Martinsburg Police Department was arraigned Monday morning on a charge of battery, according to an e-mailed release issued by Police Chief T.C. "Ted" Anderson. The charge against Lt. John Sherman Jr. stemmed from a call for a battery in progress to which West Virginia State Police responded Thursday. Troopers responding to the 7:20 p.m. call to 9512 Tuscarora Pike learned that one of the people involved in the incident was Sherman, who was off duty at the time, the release alleges.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | January 18, 2000
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The owner of the Bavarian Inn and Lodge was charged with battery Tuesday after an employee alleged he bruised her arm in anger over a table being improperly cleared, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records. Samara Lynn Watt said she was working at the Bavarian Inn on Dec. 9 when she was told to clear plates from a table where customers were sitting. Bavarian Inn owner Erwin Asam then told Watt she did not perform the duty correctly, court records state.
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by DAVE McMILLION | April 5, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - The criminal case against Martinsburg City Council member Frank Idoni came to a close in Berkeley County Circuit Court Monday afternoon when a judge approved a plea agreement under which Idoni pleaded guilty to one count of delivery of a controlled substance and pleaded no contest to a battery charge. Following an earlier plan for the plea agreement, Circuit Judge David Sanders sentenced Idoni to one to 15 years in jail for one felony count of delivery of a controlled substance and up to one year in jail for the unrelated misdemeanor charge of battery.
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August 6, 2013
A Hedgesville, W.Va., man was in Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday night after a standoff with Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies Monday shut down Crossroad School Road for several hours, according to police and jail records. Michael P. Anderson, 56, of Spies Drive was arraigned Tuesday by Berkeley County Magistrate Robert L. Lowe II on one felony count of wanton endangerment and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery, according to magistrate court records. Anderson was being held in jail on a $30,000 bond, according to court and jail records.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2013
A Martinsburg man accused of a violent attack in August 2012 that left a woman “unrecognizable” with multiple facial fractures faces a sentence of at least 15 years behind bars. Christopher C. Dawson, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to six counts of malicious assault, three counts of domestic battery and entered an Alford plea to one count of second-degree sexual assault. Under an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't admit guilt, but acknowledges the prosecution has sufficient evidence to gain a conviction.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | February 28, 2013
A Waynesboro (Pa.) Borough Council member who was charged in a bar fight in Martinsburg that  left a man with brain damage in 2011 faces a possible one-year jail sentence under terms of a plea agreement reached in the case. Craig L. Newcomer, 48, has agreed to enter a guilty plea a misdemeanor count of battery, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely told 23rd Judicial Circuit judge Christopher C. Wilkes on Thursday. Newcomer may be able to enter the plea and then be sentenced on April 29 if Wilkes allows the defendant to plead guilty to the lesser offense.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 15, 2013
Hagerstown Police Department officials are warning local residents about an emerging trend of batteries being stolen from vehicles. Vehicle batteries have value even when they have lost their charge because they can be sold to recycling centers and scrap yards for their internal components, according to a news release from police. Police started noticing the thefts about a year ago, said Hagerstown Police Chief Mark Holtzman. “It has recently popped up again,” Holtzman said.
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January 22, 2013
A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man is accused of biting his girlfriend's ear and punching her in the jaw, as well as punching another female in an altercation earlier this month, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court documents. Dustin Allen Long, 18, of 101 Engle Road, was arraigned by Magistrate JoAnn Overington Tuesday on one felony count of malicious wounding and single misdemeanor counts of battery and domestic battery, according to court documents. West Virginia State Police Trooper C.J. Hill said in his complaint that the defendant's girlfriend was bleeding from the ear and mouth, and the other female had swelling around one eye and her forehead when he went to investigate the incident Jan. 13, according to court documents.
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December 3, 2012
A 35-year-old man is accused of attacking a sleeping man early Monday after the victim's residence was broken into through a basement window, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Daniel Barry Shipley was arraigned Monday by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller on charges of burglary, battery, carrying a deadly weapon and obstructing an officer, according to court documents. Shipley had no fixed address, according to court documents. Martinsburg Police Department Patrol Officer E.C. Neely responded to a reported fight in progress in the 100 block of Gussie Avenue in Martinsburg at 2:12 a.m. and found that the victim's face was bloodied, according to court documents.
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June 8, 2012
A man accused of beating his girlfriend so badly during a domestic altercation last year that she was unable to eat solid foods was found guilty Thursday of domestic battery and domestic assault. But a Berkeley County Circuit Court jury found Perrin Lee Carter, 24, of Charles Town, W.Va., not guilty of a felony count of malicious assault, according to Berkeley County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gregory K. Jones. Carter, 24, of 172 Crosswinds Drive faces up to 18 months in jail for the two misdemeanor convictions, Jones said.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 14, 2012
When Tom Miguel is told to go fly a kite, he's more than happy to accommodate. With effortless ease, the serious kite flyer from Halfway maneuvered two kites Saturday. As one gracefully glided across the blue sky, the other defied gravity, diving and soaring. Miguel credits his wife, Sandi, for instilling his love of kiting. “My dear wife loves the beach, and she would sit next to the water all day. I will go with her about five minutes, and I get bored,” Miguel said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2011
A Martinsburg attorney is accused of pointing a handgun at several people and threatening to shoot them at a boat dock party in the Whitings Neck area of Berkeley County in August, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Michael Shawn Santa Barbara, 52, of 45 Radnor Lane, Martinsburg, was arraigned Wednesday on five misdemeanor counts of brandishing and one misdemeanor count of battery by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, according to court documents. Santa Barbara, who could not be reached for comment Wednesday, was released on a $3,000 personal recognizance bond, according to court records.
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May 31, 2011
A well-known area attorney who ran unsuccessfully for Jefferson County commissioner last year was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery Saturday morning following an incident in his home, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records. Paul G. Taylor, of 789 Willowdale Drive, was accused of striking a woman in the mouth during an argument as the two were preparing breakfast, according to the charging documents. West Virginia State Trooper S.R. Smith said he responded to Taylor's home shortly before noon in response to a 911 call from the woman.
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