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by CANDICE BOSELY | May 22, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The man who police allege was driving a Ford Explorer that crashed into a tree in September 2001, killing two of the SUV's occupants, was indicted Wednesday on two felony counts of driving under the influence causing death. Joshua D. Barrett, 20, of Hedgesville, W.Va., now could face a trial in Circuit Court. Barrett was 18 at the time of the wreck. Killed in the single-car accident were Kyra Heleine, 19, of Falling Waters, W.Va.
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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 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 DAVE McMILLION | July 25, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A 73-year-old Kearneysville, W.Va., man was charged Monday with negligent homicide in the death of an Allegheny Power worker who was struck by a van on W.Va. 480 in May, according to court records. Theodore A. Yetka was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond after being arraigned Monday, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records. The accident occurred May 7 at about 6:32 a.m. near Little Curry Lane when Yetka was driving north on W.Va.
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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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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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by DAVE McMILLION | September 21, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The driver of a car that struck a flagman at a construction zone at the entrance to the Huntfield development in July looked down before the accident to get a cup for his chewing tobacco, according to papers filed in Jefferson County Magistrate Court. When Lee James Crawford looked up, he unsuccessfully swerved in an attempt to miss Michael Carleton Snyder, court records allege. On Monday, Crawford, of 405 Virginia St., Keyser, W.Va.
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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 GREGORY T. SIMMONS | September 26, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com A New York man on Thursday entered an Alford plea to charges related to a traffic accident that claimed the lives of two passengers in a car he was driving last March. Clifford Cochrane, 19, of New York City, entered the Alford plea to two counts of negligent homicide by automobile while under the influence of alcohol. Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but agrees the state has enough evidence to gain a conviction. Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright sentenced Cochrane to the maximum sentence of five years in prison on each count, and ordered that the two sentences be served concurrently.
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