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August 10, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A lieutenant with the Martinsburg Police Department was arraigned Monday morning on a charge of battery, according to an e-mailed release issued by Police Chief T.C. "Ted" Anderson. The charge against Lt. John Sherman Jr. stemmed from a call for a battery in progress to which West Virginia State Police responded Thursday. Troopers responding to the 7:20 p.m. call to 9512 Tuscarora Pike learned that one of the people involved in the incident was Sherman, who was off duty at the time, the release alleges.
December 16, 1997
Man's death under investigation MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a Martinsburg man found floating Monday afternoon in a pond at a mobile home park. Kenyah Mardell Robinson, 21, a resident of the Country Kove apartments on U.S. 11 south of Martinsburg, was found at about 2:30 p.m. at the Rural Crest Estates subdivision on Fairfax Avenue in Berkeley County, West Virginia State Police said. State Trooper R.C. Copson said the body was found by a resident of the subdivision.
September 12, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A man accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina was arrested Friday near Martinsburg, W.Va. when police stopped his vehicle on I-81 and found the man and the girl inside, West Virginia State Police said in a press release. Michael Lynn Fry, 33, of 459 Beagle Road in Myerstown, Pa., was taken to the West Virginia State Police Martinsburg Detachment, where he was processed for his North Carolina warrant and transported to Eastern Regional Jail, police said.
March 4, 2009
BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. -- The ramp on southbound Interstate 81 at exit 16 was closed Wednesday morning because of an overturned tractor-trailer, a Berkeley County Emergency Services dispatcher said. No injuries were reported. The accident was reported at 8:15 a.m., she said. West Virginia State Police were expecting a backup on the Interstate, a trooper said.
August 11, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A motorist was killed early Friday in an accident on Interstate 81, West Virginia State Police said. Police still are trying to identify the victim, whose body was badly burned, Sgt. G.S. Petsko said Friday night. Emergency dispatchers were notified of the accident in the southbound lanes of the interstate just south of the 12-mile marker at 12:25 a.m., officials said. Petsko said two vehicles were involved in the accident.
July 22, 2011
The body of a man was found floating face down Thursday evening in a quarry in the 200 block of Berkeley Station Road north Martinsburg, West Virginia State Police said. Sgt. C.A. Mahood said Friday morning that police were trying to identify the man. “He still had his clothes on, but nothing to identify him,” Mahood said. ¿It's currently under investigation.¿ Mahood said the body was discovered between 8 and 9 p.m.
February 3, 2012
A helicopter was called to the scene of a traffic accident Friday night in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., a Jefferson County Emergency Services dispatcher said. The dispatcher said the accident was reported at 8:02 p.m. on Ridge Road. Neither the dispatcher nor West Virginia State Police had further details, including the exact location of the accident.
By AMY WALLAUER | March 24, 1998
Catlett murder trial postponed MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The first-degree murder trial of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man, scheduled to begin today, has been postponed so his attorney can rebut evidence that he is lucid enough to accept responsibility for Andrew Mason's death. Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said Public Defender Jerry Dambro wanted time to review opinions of prosecution witnesses, a psychiatrist and a psychologist, who believe Banner Catlett is criminally liable.
by DAVE McMILLION | February 27, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Police might have to wait until the end of the week before they get preliminary results of an autopsy to help determine whether a man involved in a six-hour police standoff last week died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound or gunshots fired by police, a West Virginia State Police spokesman said Monday. Sgt. Eric Burnett said officials with the state Medical Examiner's Office in Charleston, W.Va., requested more information from state police to help them make a determination about the cause of Dorsey Cox's death.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 3, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man who is legally blind, his girlfriend and his son were not injured Friday morning after being awakened during a home invasion-style burglary in a Berkeley County mobile home park, West Virginia State Police said. Two males kicked in the front door of the home off Regiment Lane in the Rocky Glen Mobile Home Park just before the county's emergency dispatch center received a call for help at 7:25 a.m., State Police Trooper J.D. Schuessler said. Once inside, one of the suspects confronted the boy in his bedroom and held a gun to the back of his head before the boy's father intervened and pushed the suspect toward the door, Schuessler said.
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