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NEWS
March 18, 2013
A Martinsburg man accused of shooting another man in the mouth Sunday was being held in Eastern Regional Jail on felony charges of malicious wounding and distribution of heroin Monday night, according to court and jail records. Russell A. Holt, 39, of 1406 Lindsey Terrace Drive, #6, was incarcerated on bonds totaling $300,000, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court and jail records. Martinsburg Police Sgt. S.F. Doyle said in his criminal complaint that the shooting victim was unable to talk or give a written statement at City Hospital where he was being treated, but nodded multiple times and pointed to a photograph of the defendant as being the shooter, according to court documents.
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NEWS
May 4, 2013
A Martinsburg man was apprehended Saturday morning following an eight-hour standoff with police, according to a Martinsburg Police Department news release. Terry Lee Mason, 25, of 116 Wilt Drive, is charged with wanton endangerment and felon in possession of a firearm through Berkeley County Magistrate Court, according to the release. The incident began Saturday at about 1:30 a.m., when the Martinsburg Police Department responded to The Dirty Dawg Saloon at 1017 S. Queen St. in Martinsburg for a report of shots fired.
NEWS
October 5, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Hamilton Township man charged with shooting another man last month with a shotgun waived his preliminary arraignment Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court. Joshua Webb, 20, of 611 Park Circle, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of simple assault, according to the criminal complaint. Pennsylvania State Police allege Webb hit Dennis Hicks of 157 Third St., Chambersburg, in the legs with pellets fired from a 12-gauge shotgun Friday, Sept.
NEWS
by Pepper Ballard | September 21, 2005
HAGERSTOWN pepperb@herald-mail.com Ricky Rinaldo Stallings Jr. wrote on his Chambersburg Pipe & Steel time card - placing his boss' initials next to it - that he arrived at work at 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 8, about 25 minutes after he allegedly shot and killed Mary Elizabeth Williams outside her Maugansville home, according to testimony Tuesday during the second day of his trial. Stallings, 24, whose last known address is listed on charging documents as 6088 Molly Pitcher Highway, Apartment 3, in Chambersburg, Pa., is charged with first- and second-degree murder, among other charges, in the shooting death of Williams, 34, as she was being picked up by her boyfriend, Christopher Hobart, to go to work at First Data.
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By DON AINES | April 20, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa., woman charged last week in the 1985 disappearance of her husband was released on $100,000 bond Thursday. Pennsylvania State Police charged Joan Snyder Hall, 56, of 12850 Grant Shook Road, with criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy in the May 25, 1985, disappearance of Melvin Snyder. Police also charged Ronald W. Harshman, 51, of Hagerstown. Melvin Snyder's body has never been found. "In all cases, a defendant is eligible for bail unless the charge is a capital crime or one punishable by life in prison," Franklin County Judge Douglas W. Herman said during Hall's Thursday bond hearing.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 1, 2013
A Hagerstown man entered a written guilty plea Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment as part of a plea agreement related to the case against another man in a 2012 shooting incident. Giancarlos Badia, 22, of 845 N. Mulberry St., was sentenced by Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer to three years in state prison, but Dwyer suspended the sentence and placed Badia on three years' probation. The first eight months of the probation are to be supervised, Dwyer ruled.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 12, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A police standoff with a man bearing a shotgun who refused to leave his home ended peacefully Thursday night when the man turned himself in to officers. An arrest warrant was issued charging William Ralph Hanna Sr., 43, of 317 Hess Ave., Martinsburg, with a felony count of wanton endangerment with a firearm. Martinsburg Police Department Cpl. John Sherman and other officers first were dispatched to Hanna's Hess Avenue home just before 5:30 p.m. for a reported domestic battery.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | September 27, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com Richard L. Pannell Jr. presented a plea of guilty to first-degree murder Friday in the New Year's Day shooting death of a Hagerstown man in exchange for life in prison with a chance for parole. Berkeley County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Wilkes ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. Pamela Games-Neely, Berkeley County prosecutor, agreed to drop three other charges against Pannell, including aggravated robbery, felony murder and kidnapping, as part of the agreement.
NEWS
By CANDICE BOSLEY | September 2, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. martinsburg@herald-mail.com A Maryland man wanted in connection with the alleged murder-for-hire of an Inwood, W.Va., woman last week was found dead Wednesday night, apparently of a suicide, police said. Benjamin Brookman, 47, of Salisbury, Md., was found dead in a wooded area near Powellville, Md., police said. "He had apparently hung himself," said Cpl. Brendan Hall of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. "He left a 13-page suicide letter and it did make some mention of the murder of Ms. (Debbie)
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 23, 2000
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Greencastle woman charged with criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy in the disappearance of her husband 15 years ago has waived her preliminary hearing on the charges, according to the Franklin County District Attorney's Office. Joan Snyder Hall, 56, of 12850 Grant Shook Road, has been scheduled to appear in county court for mandatory arraignment on the charges Wednesday, June 7, according to District Justice Shirley Shatzer's office. Her arraignment will come two weeks before that of a co-defendant, Ronald W. Harshman, 51, of Hagerstown, District Attorney John F. Nelson said Monday.
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