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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 19, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Former Martinsburg High School football standout Brandon Barrett was charged over the weekend with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana after police pulled his car over for erratic driving, court records state. Barrett, 19, of 111 Centre St., Martinsburg, was arraigned on the two misdemeanor charges and released on $5,000 bond. He asked that an attorney be appointed to represent him, records filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court state.
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By DAVE McMILLION | July 29, 2009
A man who was charged after allegedly throwing a gun over a railing in the North Jonathan Street area in a suspected drug incident last month waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Washington County District Court, according to court records. The case against Leroy Benjamin Harris, 31, no fixed address, will be forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court, according to court records. Harris, who has been released from the Washington County Detention Center since the June 30 incident at 311 N. Jonathan St., was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and handgun on person, according to court records.
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May 10, 2003
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man put in the back seat of a police car because officers believed he was driving under the influence somehow got access to the officer's radio and called 911 operators, saying he needed help and was being beaten, according to court records. The incident happened around 2 a.m. Friday. David E. Churchill, 31, of Inwood, W.Va., was charged with driving under the influence, obstructing police, fleeing on foot, reporting a false emergency, speeding and driving left of center, all misdemeanors.
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February 9, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Falling Waters man was shot to death in a mobile home park along W.Va. 45 east of Martinsburg Wednesday night. Police were investigating the death as a homicide, West Virginia State Police Sgt. George Bradshaw said early Thursday. Benjamin Leo Lowery, 32, died after being shot in the chest, Bradshaw said. Lowery was taken to City Hospital near Martinsburg, where he was pronounced dead around midnight, Bradshaw said. Police had another man in custody at the state police barracks along Edwin Miller Boulevard, Bradshaw said.
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May 16, 2013
Hagerstown Police Department detectives would be allowed to drive their unmarked police vehicles home under a proposal Chief Mark Holtzman made during a Tuesday work session of the City Council. Each of the department's six detectives get called in while off duty an average of 21 times a year, Holtzman told the council. Allowing them to drive the unmarked vehicles home would mean they could respond to a crime scene without first having to switch their personal vehicles for a police car at headquarters, he said.
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January 14, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A jury was taken into the parking lot of the Franklin County Courthouse on Wednesday to see a demonstration of a police cruiser's lights and siren, and afterward acquitted a Mercersburg, Pa., man on a charge of attempting to flee or elude police. The trial lasted two hours and the jury took just over an hour to find Joseph Tod Brown, 27, of 7975 Charlestown Road, innocent of the second-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | September 18, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two statements a woman charged with felony murder gave to police can be used at her trial, even though the state trooper who took them did not use a standard waiver-of-rights form, a judge ruled Friday. Nicole Kees, 21, of 345 Currency Drive in Bunker Hill, W.Va., was indicted in May on charges of felony murder and delivery of heroin in connection with the heroin overdose death of Jashua Frocke, 18. Kees' trial is scheduled to begin Sept.
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December 27, 2006
Week of Dec. 24, 1956 A newspaper man from far-off Iran, who accompanied a group of foreign teachers to Hagerstown earlier this month, and who visited The Herald-Mail newspaper plant, was so impressed with what he saw and heard that he's using this information on newspaper practices in an article he prepared for publication in one of the leading Iran newspapers. The population of Washington County passed the 85,000 mark for the first time during 1956. The population estimate for 1955 was 84,600.
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November 11, 1996
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Smithsburg Police Chief Tommy Bowers has fired his gun in the line of duty only twice in his 13 years of service with three police agencies. The second time came early Sunday when Bowers, 46, fired off eight rounds as he tried to avoid being struck by a suspect's car, he said. The driver of the car, Richard A. Sheffler, 29, of Waynesboro, Pa., was struck in the legs by one of the shots from Bowers' gun, Maryland State Police said. Sheffler, of the 300 block of West Sixth Street, has been charged with assaulting a police officer, driving while intoxicated, destruction of property - a police car - and numerous traffic violations, police said.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | June 14, 2007
Three sketches for skate park viewed WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township officials have received three sketches for a new skate park at Pine Hill Regional Recreation Area off Mentzer Gap Road. An anonymous donor contributed more than $100,000 to the skate park being designed by Artifex of California, according to published reports. Area youths already shared ideas for the park and will be invited back to review the sketches at a meeting tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. The first design, at 52 feet by 80 feet, has a three-sided pyramid with kinked rail and stairs; bank ramp or quarter pipe; curved concrete ledge; and bowl/quarter pipe transitional obstacle.
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