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April 17, 2010
Woman charged with child neglect MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A 24-year-old Martinsburg woman was charged with child neglect creating risk of injury after leaving a child alone in a vehicle at Walmart in Spring Mills, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Jennifer Brooke Richards, of 648 W. Martin St., was arraigned Friday by Magistrate W. Randy Smith, according to court records. Richards told police she left the child alone for about five minutes, according to a complaint filed by Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy J. Jones.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 23, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man indicted last fall in the March 2008 death of a 27-year-old woman in an alcohol-related accident is scheduled to be tried next month in circuit court after rejecting a plea offer from the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney's office. In a brief pretrial hearing Monday, Ricky Luther Corbin, 25, indicated he was told of the plea offer by his attorney, but that wanted to go to trial, which is scheduled to begin July 28. Police said Corbin on March 9, 2008, wrecked a red Dodge Durango carrying four passengers in the 1500 block of Hatchery Road.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 27, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Berkeley County man indicted in the March 2008 death of a 27-year-old woman in an alcohol-related accident admitted in circuit court on Monday that he caused her death and injured three others in the vehicle he was driving. Ricky Luther Corbin, 25, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., entered guilty pleas to one felony count of DUI causing death and three misdemeanor counts of DUI causing injury as part of a binding plea deal agreed upon the day before the case was scheduled to go to trial.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 24, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Virginia man was arrested Thursday night and faces child neglect and drug charges after an 8-year-old boy was found crying because he apparently couldn't find his father at a Martinsburg motel, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Irvin Jayoine Lee Baker, 28, of Herndon, Va., was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana and crack cocaine) and child neglect, according to court records.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | January 1, 2012
A 3-year-old Martinsburg-area boy who died Saturday succumbed to injuries that police allege were caused by his father. Found with head trauma and scarring all over his body, the child died at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., West Virginia State Police said. James N. Mauldin, 20, was charged with felony counts of child abuse and child neglect, and a misdemeanor count of providing false information regarding his son's injuries, according to West Virginia State Police and jail records.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | December 11, 2012
A man was charged with child neglect after police found him and his 8-year-old son living in a Martinsburg home littered with cat feces and overflowing litter boxes in October, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Joshua Craig Adams, 30, of 928 Lemir Drive, Martinsburg, was arraigned Monday night by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg on one felony count of child neglect, according to court documents. Martinsburg Police Patrol Officer William Staub found eight to 10 cats in the home at 409 S. Kentucky Ave. while attempting to find a suspect in a larceny case on Oct. 10, according to court documents.
October 23, 2011
The following 89 individuals were indicted by a Berkeley County grand jury seated for the October term of circuit court, which began Tuesday. An indictment merely indicates that an individual is believed to have committed the crime. Joshua L. Stitley, 33, incarcerated at Eastern Regional Jail, single counts of murder, felony murder, conspiracy, burglary, attempted murder, malicious assault, fleeing while driving under the influence from a law enforcement officer and fraudulent use of an access device, two counts of assault during the commission of a felony and two counts of first-degree robbery.
January 19, 2001
W.Va. woman pleads in children's deaths By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Sara Louise Howard Friday pleaded no contest to three counts of child neglect causing death in the Nov. 13, 1999, fire at 211 E. Liberty St. that killed her three young children. Berkeley County prosecutors dropped three charges of murder, three charges of felony murder, one count of arson and one count of child neglect in return for her plea on the other charges.
By JULIE E. GREENE | January 11, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg mother whose three children died after a fire will be charged with three counts of child neglect leading to death, Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said Tuesday. cont. from front page Games-Neely alleged that the woman passed by her sleeping 3-year-old fraternal twins to escape a house fire at 211 E. Liberty St. last November. Games-Neely said Tuesday she had ordered Martinsburg City Police to issue arrest warrants for Sara Louise Howard on three counts of felony child neglect resulting in death.
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