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By BOB PARTLOW | February 7, 2001
Special prosecutor sought by lawyer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An attorney whose grand jury testimony led to the indictment of three Berkeley County sheriff's deputies charged with beating a suspect has called for a special prosecutor to investigate what she believes to be a second, related incident of excessive police force. "We need a special prosecutor," Martinsburg attorney Laura Rose said this week. She called on Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely to appoint an outside investigator.
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June 3, 2006
FREDERICK, Md. - A grand jury on Friday indicted a deputy with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office on two counts of perjury, one count of counterfeiting and one count of theft over $500, charges that stem from an off-duty land sale that happened in January 2002, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office. George Michael Savage, 57, has been suspended without pay. He has been employed by the Sheriff's Office since May 11, 2000, and is a deputy first class, according to the release.
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by DAVE MCMILLION | July 20, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A preliminary hearing for the director of the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management who has been charged with fraudulent schemes was continued in Jefferson County Magistrate Court Thursday, an assistant prosecutor said. The hearing for Darrell Penwell, 52, of 50 Jefferson Ave., Charles Town, was scheduled for 10 a.m. before Magistrate Bill Senseney, said Jefferson County Assistant Prosecutor Ralph Lorenzetti. The hearing was continued for several reasons, including that Penwell had just been assigned a public defender to handle the case for him, Lorenzetti said.
NEWS
January 27, 1998
Libertarian shares anti-Clinton views By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Author Charles Murray describes himself as a "Clinton-hater," but he sees the events surrounding the latest scandal as a troubling abuse of police power by special prosecutor Kenneth Starr. Murray, author of "What it Means to be a Libertarian," spoke to about 45 people at Shepherd College's Storer Ballroom Tuesday night. He said he had intended to speak on his book, but given the current events thought it more important to speak on the claims by former White House intern Monica Lewinsky that she had sex with President Clinton, and Starr's attempts to grant her immunity if she testifies.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | October 21, 1999
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The sentencing for suspended magistrate Bonnie Lou Riffle, who was convicted earlier this month of lying about being attacked at the Morgan County Courthouse, was postponed Thursday until January. Pendleton County Circuit Judge Donald H. Cookman was unable to sentence Riffle because a pre-sentencing investigation had not been completed. Cookman denied a motion by Riffle's attorney for a new trial and gave the defense attorney time to respond to a move by the special prosecutor to remove Riffle from office.
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By HEATHER KEELS | July 17, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A Washington County Sheriff's Department lieutenant has been reassigned to administrative duties after he was charged with assaulting a boy at a pizzeria last month, according to court documents and Sheriff Douglas Mullendore. Lt. Arthur Overcash, who oversees the sex offender registry and the department's records division, will perform only administrative duties until the matter has been resolved, Mullendore said. Mullendore said such a change in duties is routine when charges have been filed.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | December 22, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com Hagerstown-based attorney Jerome Joyce spent the first half of his afternoon in Washington County District Court Tuesday playing with a child in a hallway and successfully defending a man who had been charged with panhandling in the city. He spent the second half of the afternoon defending himself against a charge that he assaulted a veteran Hagerstown Police Department officer inside police headquarters. Prosecuting attorneys Mark K. Boyer, representing the City of Hagerstown, and Patricia McLane, a special prosecutor from the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office, opted to terminate prosecution against Joyce, who represented himself, less than two hours after proceedings began Tuesday.
NEWS
August 2, 2000
Mainstream the politicians Does she, or doesn't she? Is it live, or is it Memorex? Is the superintendent being evasive or perjurious? Oh the fine lines and sticky questions we weave. Washington County Schools Superintendent Herman Bartlett recently was called into Circuit Court to testify about the future of the Job Development Center, a school that serves "older, special needs students. " My PC dictionary hasn't been updated in several months, so I'm not entirely certain what "special needs" means.
NEWS
May 15, 2001
High court prevents prosecutor from appearing before grand jury By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Monday voted 3-2 to prohibit a special prosecutor from appearing before a Berkeley County grand jury today in the case of three sheriff's deputies who a grand jury indicted in the beating of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man. The court agreed with the motion filed by attorney Laura Rose seeking to prohibit Mineral County Prosecuting Attorney Lynn Nelson, acting as a special prosecuting attorney in the case, from seeking advice from a new grand jury on how to proceed.
NEWS
May 1, 2001
Accused W.Va. deputies back on limited duty By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg Berkeley County Sheriff Randy Smith announced Monday he has reinstated to limited duty three deputies who had been on administrative leave after being indicted last January on charges they beat a Hedgesville, W.Va., man in January 2000, sending him to the hospital for 10 days. In their limited assignments, the deputies will serve court papers and will be armed and in uniform, Smith said.
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By HEATHER KEELS | July 17, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A Washington County Sheriff's Department lieutenant has been reassigned to administrative duties after he was charged with assaulting a boy at a pizzeria last month, according to court documents and Sheriff Douglas Mullendore. Lt. Arthur Overcash, who oversees the sex offender registry and the department's records division, will perform only administrative duties until the matter has been resolved, Mullendore said. Mullendore said such a change in duties is routine when charges have been filed.
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by DAVE MCMILLION | July 20, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A preliminary hearing for the director of the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management who has been charged with fraudulent schemes was continued in Jefferson County Magistrate Court Thursday, an assistant prosecutor said. The hearing for Darrell Penwell, 52, of 50 Jefferson Ave., Charles Town, was scheduled for 10 a.m. before Magistrate Bill Senseney, said Jefferson County Assistant Prosecutor Ralph Lorenzetti. The hearing was continued for several reasons, including that Penwell had just been assigned a public defender to handle the case for him, Lorenzetti said.
NEWS
June 3, 2006
FREDERICK, Md. - A grand jury on Friday indicted a deputy with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office on two counts of perjury, one count of counterfeiting and one count of theft over $500, charges that stem from an off-duty land sale that happened in January 2002, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office. George Michael Savage, 57, has been suspended without pay. He has been employed by the Sheriff's Office since May 11, 2000, and is a deputy first class, according to the release.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | December 22, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com Hagerstown-based attorney Jerome Joyce spent the first half of his afternoon in Washington County District Court Tuesday playing with a child in a hallway and successfully defending a man who had been charged with panhandling in the city. He spent the second half of the afternoon defending himself against a charge that he assaulted a veteran Hagerstown Police Department officer inside police headquarters. Prosecuting attorneys Mark K. Boyer, representing the City of Hagerstown, and Patricia McLane, a special prosecutor from the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office, opted to terminate prosecution against Joyce, who represented himself, less than two hours after proceedings began Tuesday.
NEWS
May 15, 2001
High court prevents prosecutor from appearing before grand jury By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Monday voted 3-2 to prohibit a special prosecutor from appearing before a Berkeley County grand jury today in the case of three sheriff's deputies who a grand jury indicted in the beating of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man. The court agreed with the motion filed by attorney Laura Rose seeking to prohibit Mineral County Prosecuting Attorney Lynn Nelson, acting as a special prosecuting attorney in the case, from seeking advice from a new grand jury on how to proceed.
NEWS
May 1, 2001
Accused W.Va. deputies back on limited duty By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg Berkeley County Sheriff Randy Smith announced Monday he has reinstated to limited duty three deputies who had been on administrative leave after being indicted last January on charges they beat a Hedgesville, W.Va., man in January 2000, sending him to the hospital for 10 days. In their limited assignments, the deputies will serve court papers and will be armed and in uniform, Smith said.
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By BOB PARTLOW | February 7, 2001
Special prosecutor sought by lawyer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An attorney whose grand jury testimony led to the indictment of three Berkeley County sheriff's deputies charged with beating a suspect has called for a special prosecutor to investigate what she believes to be a second, related incident of excessive police force. "We need a special prosecutor," Martinsburg attorney Laura Rose said this week. She called on Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely to appoint an outside investigator.
NEWS
August 2, 2000
Mainstream the politicians Does she, or doesn't she? Is it live, or is it Memorex? Is the superintendent being evasive or perjurious? Oh the fine lines and sticky questions we weave. Washington County Schools Superintendent Herman Bartlett recently was called into Circuit Court to testify about the future of the Job Development Center, a school that serves "older, special needs students. " My PC dictionary hasn't been updated in several months, so I'm not entirely certain what "special needs" means.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | October 21, 1999
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The sentencing for suspended magistrate Bonnie Lou Riffle, who was convicted earlier this month of lying about being attacked at the Morgan County Courthouse, was postponed Thursday until January. Pendleton County Circuit Judge Donald H. Cookman was unable to sentence Riffle because a pre-sentencing investigation had not been completed. Cookman denied a motion by Riffle's attorney for a new trial and gave the defense attorney time to respond to a move by the special prosecutor to remove Riffle from office.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | August 18, 1998
Gary Jones, back at work after a nine-year layoff from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, doesn't want to see President Clinton impeached for fear of what it might do to the economy. "When things are good, you just don't mess with it. We've had our bad times with bad presidents. We don't need to get into that," said Jones, 50, of Hagerstown. --cont. from front page -- That's not to say that Jones condones the inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky to which Clinton admitted in a televised address Monday night.
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