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May 8, 2012
Six men charged in connection with crack cocaine dealing in Martinsburg and Berkeley County recently pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg to distribution and possession charges, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced Tuesday. Two other individuals have pleaded guilty in unrelated cases to charges of bank fraud and abusive sexual contact, respectively, according to a news release. Tyrone Aaron Eldridge, 26, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., Heath Toddley Redman, 32, of Martinsburg, William Ronald Monroe, 32, and Vonzelle Wade Carey, 33, each pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of crack cocaine, according to Ihlenfeld's office.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2012
The trial for a 56-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a pastor's son is set to begin today in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Ronald Dewayne Smith, who was previously convicted in 1995 of sexually abusing a Jefferson County boy in the mid-1970s, now faces allegations that he assaulted a preteen boy in 2002. Smith was indicted in May 2011 on two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual assault third degree in the most recent case. The latest sexual allegations surfaced in December 2010, after the victim and his family moved out of the Martinsburg area, according to court records.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2012
The trial for a 56-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a pastor's son is set to begin today in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Ronald Dewayne Smith, who was previously convicted in 1995 of sexually abusing a Jefferson County boy in the mid-1970s, now faces allegations that he assaulted a preteen boy in 2002. Smith was indicted in May 2011 on two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual assault third degree in the most recent case. The latest sexual allegations surfaced in December 2010, after the victim and his family moved out of the Martinsburg area, according to court records.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | October 11, 2011
A Williamsport man with convictions in Maryland and Pennsylvania for sexually assaulting boys has been accused of sexually molesting another child, according to Washington County District Court records. David Shawn Ardinger, 46, of 11310 Sword Road is charged with 48 counts, including a dozen each of sex abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault, the court records said. He appeared Tuesday in District Court via closed-circuit television from the Washington County Detention Center for a bond review hearing, during which Judge Mark D. Thomas ordered him held without bail.
NEWS
June 7, 2011
A former West Virginia State Police trooper accused of soliciting two 16-year-old girls for sexual relations and nude photos waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. The waiver was filed Monday on behalf of John Anthony Donohue, 24, who was due to appear before Magistrate Joan V. Bragg Tuesday for a preliminary hearing on one felony count of soliciting a minor, according to court documents. Donohue is being represented by defense attorney B. Craig Manford.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 7, 2011
A Williamsport man pleaded guilty Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to sexually molesting a 12-year-old girl and was sentenced to eight years in prison. William Burnell Nulph, 39, of 157 N. Conococheague St., pleaded guilty to a second-degree sex offense and was sentenced by Circuit Judge John H. McDowell to 15 years in prison, with seven years suspended. The conviction also requires Nulph to register with the state as a sex offender for the rest of his life, McDowell said.
NEWS
December 10, 2010
The case of a Hagerstown man charged with sex offenses against a girl was forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court following a preliminary hearing this week in District Court. Eric Allen Bryant, 19, of 404 1/2 N. Prospect St., is charged with second-degree rape, attempted second-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense and four counts of second-degree assault, according to court records. Bryant is accused of attempting to have sexual contact with the younger sister of his girlfriend on several occasions from April 2009 to October 2010, according to the application for statement of charges filed by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
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By DON AINES | June 17, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown man charged with sexually abusing a child had his case transferred to Washington County Circuit Court after a preliminary hearing Thursday in Washington County District Court. District Judge Mark Thomas found probable cause to have the case against Robert P. Hade, 42, moved to Circuit Court for trial. Hade is charged with sex abuse of a minor as a continuing course of conduct, sex abuse of a minor, second-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault and second-degree assault, according to the statement of charges in the case.
NEWS
September 10, 2009
Hagerstown man charged in accident in which trailer breaks loose HAGERSTOWN -- A Hagerstown man was charged Thursday with not reporting an accident after a trailer he was hauling Wednesday on Interstate 70 broke loose and hit a car, according to Maryland State Police. Ralph Allen Wiles Jr., 36, was charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident in which someone was hurt, not remaining at the scene, not properly reporting a vehicle accident and driving a loaded vehicle that wasn't secured.
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