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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 15, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - The tears that Joshua Delano Sealock shed in Berkeley County Circuit Court Friday during his sentencing hearing were "crocodile tears," not tears of remorse for the negligent homicide of a 16-year-old boy in 2006, 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes said. Sealock, 21, formerly of 67 Domino Court in Berkeley County, was sentenced to one year in jail on a negligent homicide charge and a one- to five-year term on a felony child neglect count that will be served concurrently for the Aug. 9, 2006, death of Brian A. McClurg of Martinsburg.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 8, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. martinsburg@herald-mail.com A Martinsburg man has been charged with negligent homicide in a late-September accident in which a Jeep Wrangler hit a tree and flipped, and that involved a passenger who died a week later in a hospital, according to court records. Shannon V. "Jay" Jays, 28, was charged with negligent homicide and driving with an expired license, both misdemeanor offenses. Court records listed three different addresses for Jays - 1100 Royal Crest Drive, 134 Fawn Haven Court and 2176 Golf Course Road, all in Martinsburg.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 5, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- A Berkeley County Magistrate Court jury on Wednesday afternoon found a Texas man not guilty of negligent homicide and two other misdemeanor charges for his involvement in a two-vehicle accident in 2006. Russell Lynn Brewer of Elkhart, Texas, also was found not guilty on counts of illegal passing and reckless driving in the accident on Interstate 81 south of Martinsburg that resulted in the death of Earl E. Smedley, 31, of Stephens City, Va. Smedley was pronounced dead Aug. 23, 2006, at the accident scene about one mile north of the Virginia state line.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 15, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg-area man charged with causing the death of a friend in an accident in September 2007 was placed on two years of unsupervised probation as part of a plea agreement reached in Berkeley County Magistrate Court, records show. Matthew S. Lowe, 43, of 655 Showers Lane on Thursday entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of negligent homicide, which replaced a felony count of DUI causing death that was dismissed, according to court records. As part of the agreement, a one-year jail sentence was suspended and Lowe was fined $500 and ordered to pay $185.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 6, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 17-year-old boy was charged with negligent homicide after the vehicle he was driving ran off the road Wednesday and struck and killed a Berkeley County man who was shoveling snow outside of his house off Eagle School Road near Martinsburg, police said. Robert "Bob" Penn, 69, of 144 Princeton St., was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg where he was pronounced dead at 3:27 p.m, according to Jefferson and Berkeley county Medical Examiner Donald L. Shirley.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 4, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. ? A Berkeley County man charged in the death of a 16-year-old Martinsburg boy on his birthday in August 2006 entered guilty pleas Friday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to negligent homicide and felony child neglect. Joshua Delano Sealock, 21, is expected to be sentenced March 14 by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes. Brian Allen McClurg was one of four passengers riding in a white 1993 Nissan Altima driven by Sealock when he wrecked the car Aug. 9 on Welltown Road.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 5, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A Berkeley County man charged in the death of a 16-year-old Martinsburg boy on his birthday in August 2006 entered guilty pleas Friday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to negligent homicide and felony child neglect. Joshua Delano Sealock, 21, is expected to be sentenced March 14 by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes. Brian Allen McClurg was one of four passengers riding in a white 1993 Nissan Altima driven by Sealock when he wrecked the car Aug. 9 on Welltown Road.
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October 3, 2008
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) -- A 22-year-old Martinsburg, W.Va., man has been indicted in connection with a fatal accident in Howard County, Md. Joel Wareham was indicted on negligent manslaughter, negligent homicide while impaired and other charges. He was accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol on Aug. 14 and causing an accident in Lisbon that killed 64-year-old Milton Bowens Sr. and injured five other people. According to police, Wareham's car crossed the double yellow line on Frederick Road and struck a 2001 Ford Explorer head-on.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | September 18, 2012
A Boonsboro man has been indicted in the death of a Waynesboro, Pa., man in a July traffic accident on Md. 66. A Washington County grand jury last week indicted Bryan May, 44, of 103 Tiger Way, in the death of 28-year-old Bradley Christman. The grand jury indicted May on charges of negligent manslaughter by vehicle, criminal negligent manslaughter by vehicle and negligent homicide by vehicle while under the influence, according to court documents. He also was charged with negligent homicide by vehicle while impaired, reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to drive right of center, driving or attempting to drive a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and driving under the influence, documents state.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | February 25, 2006
A 75-year-old Clear Spring man has been indicted in connection with the Dec. 1, 2005 traffic accident that claimed the life of 21-year-old Dalen Daniel Snell, according to a Maryland State Police written release. Wayne Eugene Baker, of 11722 Big Spring Road, turned himself in to state police Friday on an open Circuit Court warrant, issued following a Washington County grand jury indictment in connection with the accident, police said. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner and released on personal recognizance, according to the release.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | September 18, 2012
A Boonsboro man has been indicted in the death of a Waynesboro, Pa., man in a July traffic accident on Md. 66. A Washington County grand jury last week indicted Bryan May, 44, of 103 Tiger Way, in the death of 28-year-old Bradley Christman. The grand jury indicted May on charges of negligent manslaughter by vehicle, criminal negligent manslaughter by vehicle and negligent homicide by vehicle while under the influence, according to court documents. He also was charged with negligent homicide by vehicle while impaired, reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to drive right of center, driving or attempting to drive a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and driving under the influence, documents state.
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By DON AINES | July 19, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- The trial of a Hagerstown woman charged with negligent homicide by vehicle in the death of a New York man has been delayed because, while the autopsy has been completed, the autopsy report has not, according to Washington County Circuit Court records. Tontalayia L. Sneed, 21, of 1021 E. Noland Drive, was indicted in March in the death of Jeremy D. Hollins, who was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 north of Halfway Boulevard at about 4 a.m. on Feb. 12, according to Maryland State Police.
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By DON AINES | May 18, 2010
HAGERSTOWN - A Hagerstown man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to a charge of negligent manslaughter by vehicle in a November 2009 crash that killed a 54-year-old woman at Hagerstown's Fairgrounds Park. David Melvin Riggleman, 54, of 907 Hamilton Blvd., also pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in the death of Glenda K. Clements, also of 907 Hamilton Blvd. Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Steven C. Kessell told Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. that the terms of his plea agreement call for Riggleman to receive a sentence of 10 years in prison with five years suspended.
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By DAN DEARTH | December 4, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The man accused of driving a car that crashed last month at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown, claiming the life of a passenger, has been charged in indictments with seven counts related to the accident, according to documents filed Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court. David M. Riggleman, 54, of 907 Hamilton Blvd., was indicted by a Washington County grand jury on felony charges of manslaughter by vehicle, negligent homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and negligent homicide by motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, drugs or controlled dangerous substance.
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October 3, 2008
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) -- A 22-year-old Martinsburg, W.Va., man has been indicted in connection with a fatal accident in Howard County, Md. Joel Wareham was indicted on negligent manslaughter, negligent homicide while impaired and other charges. He was accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol on Aug. 14 and causing an accident in Lisbon that killed 64-year-old Milton Bowens Sr. and injured five other people. According to police, Wareham's car crossed the double yellow line on Frederick Road and struck a 2001 Ford Explorer head-on.
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By ERIN JULIUS | July 18, 2008
A man charged with negligent manslaughter in connection with the May death of a Hagerstown woman requested Thursday that his case be forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court for a jury trial, according to court records. Kenneth Lee McDowell, 71, of 22916 Cavetown Church Road in Smithsburg, also was charged with negligent homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated, according to court records. Colleen Joy Parks was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital after the May 4 crash, which occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on Jefferson Boulevard (Md. 64)
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 5, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- A Berkeley County Magistrate Court jury on Wednesday afternoon found a Texas man not guilty of negligent homicide and two other misdemeanor charges for his involvement in a two-vehicle accident in 2006. Russell Lynn Brewer of Elkhart, Texas, also was found not guilty on counts of illegal passing and reckless driving in the accident on Interstate 81 south of Martinsburg that resulted in the death of Earl E. Smedley, 31, of Stephens City, Va. Smedley was pronounced dead Aug. 23, 2006, at the accident scene about one mile north of the Virginia state line.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 15, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg-area man charged with causing the death of a friend in an accident in September 2007 was placed on two years of unsupervised probation as part of a plea agreement reached in Berkeley County Magistrate Court, records show. Matthew S. Lowe, 43, of 655 Showers Lane on Thursday entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of negligent homicide, which replaced a felony count of DUI causing death that was dismissed, according to court records. As part of the agreement, a one-year jail sentence was suspended and Lowe was fined $500 and ordered to pay $185.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 15, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - The tears that Joshua Delano Sealock shed in Berkeley County Circuit Court Friday during his sentencing hearing were "crocodile tears," not tears of remorse for the negligent homicide of a 16-year-old boy in 2006, 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes said. Sealock, 21, formerly of 67 Domino Court in Berkeley County, was sentenced to one year in jail on a negligent homicide charge and a one- to five-year term on a felony child neglect count that will be served concurrently for the Aug. 9, 2006, death of Brian A. McClurg of Martinsburg.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 14, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The tears that Joshua Delano Sealock shed in Berkeley County Circuit Court Friday during his sentencing hearing were "crocodile tears," not tears of remorse for the negligent homicide of a 16-year-old boy in 2006, 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes said. Sealock 21, formerly of 67 Domino Court in Berkeley County, was sentenced to one year in jail on a negligent homicide charge and a one- to five-year term on a felony child neglect count that will be served concurrently for the Aug. 9, 2006, death of Brian A. McClurg of Martinsburg.
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