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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 15, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA.-A Berkeley County, W.Va., man who was injured Thursday in a fight involving his brother and another man has died, West Virginia State Police said Saturday. Douglas "Scott" Funk II, 23, of 244 Dinner Belle Court in the Brookstone subdivision north of Hedgesville, died Friday night, police said. Funk previously was listed in critical condition at City Hospital in Martinsburg. Christopher Michael Speikers, 21, of 13095 Back Creek Valley Road in the Tomahawk section of Berkeley County, was charged with one felony count of malicious assault after the fight, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.
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August 4, 1997
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police said three members of a Winchester, Va., family were taken to Winchester Medical Center after their car rolled over Sunday on Interstate 81. The accident occurred just after 4 p.m. about a mile south of Exit 12 when a southbound minivan driven by Robert Lutjan of Roanoke, Va., switched from the right to the left lane, police said. Carmel M. Taibia-Lehn, 42, of Winchester, drove onto the berm to avoid a collision and lost control of her car, flipping it over, police said.
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March 15, 2013
A man wanted by the West Virginia State Police on six counts of sexual abuse of a minor was arrested last month by members of the Mountain State Fugitive Task force, a deputy U.S. Marshal announced Friday. Donald Freedman Graham, 29, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was arrested Feb. 27 after task force members converged on a mobile home where he was located, according to a news release from deputy U.S. Marshal Jon LaLiberte. The case pending against Graham was investigated by State Police Trooper W.R. Garrett and LaLiberte said in the news that additional victims were identified and interviewed after the man's arrest.
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September 5, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- A 26-year-old Morgan County woman was flown to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center on Saturday after being shot with a shotgun and beaten with a baseball bat, according to a West Virginia State Police press release. Robert Alan Gretsinger, 58, of Berkeley Springs, was charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding in the incident at 1255 Pious Ridge Road, West Virginia State Police Sgt. S.E. Davis said. Gretsinger allegedly fired several shots at Carrie Lowe after she took the keys to his truck at his home, Davis said.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | August 5, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A car belonging to a Winchester woman whose body was found near Charles Town has been found in a parking lot in Berryville, Va., state police said Wednesday. Virginia State Police found Kimberly Dawn Alexander's car Tuesday evening, said West Virginia State Police Sgt. S.E. Paugh. Police referred questions to the Winchester Police Department, which is assisting West Virginia State Police in the investigation of Alexander's death. Winchester Police investigators did not return phone calls.
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December 5, 2011
A 37-year-old Shepherdstown-area man died early Sunday after the car he was driving crashed into a tree along W.Va. 480 in Jefferson County, West Virginia State Police said Monday. Timothy David Kamer of 236 Maddex Drive was pronounced dead by county medical examiner Donald Shirley at the scene of the crash, which happened just after 3 a.m. north of Orleans Drive near Kearneysville, W.Va., according to a news release. Kamer was driving north in a white 1992 BMW on W.Va. 480, also known as Kearneysville Pike, when the car went off the west side of the road, rolled through a plain of grass and struck a tree in a head-on collision, police said in the news release.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 24, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Northfield, Minn., man charged with driving under the influence for at least the fourth time was one of 10 motorists that West Virginia State Police troopers arrested at a sobriety checkpoint over the weekend. Nathan Alan Olson, 29, was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Saturday by 1st Lt. S.R. Dawson during the checkpoint along U.S. 11 south of Martinsburg, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Olson was arraigned by Magistrate Harry L. Snow on DUI third offense, a felony, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana less than 15 grams, according to court records.
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February 17, 2013
Five people were arrested and about an ounce of crack cocaine was seized after police conducted a search Saturday at 118 Centre St., according to the Martinsburg Police Department. More than $1,300 in cash also was seized when members of the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, city police and West Virginia State Police searched the home off East Burke Street, according to a news release from Sgt. J.E. Darby. According to Darby, those arrested were Shasta C. Myers, 21, of 35 Perry Drive, Falling Waters, W.Va.; Luis M. Delgado, 21, of 3551 East Tremont, Bronx, N.Y.; Eric Junior Donaldson, 19, of 35 Perry Drive, Falling Waters; Bobby T. Hoyt, 40, of 118 Centre St.; and Eusebio D. Booth, 33, of 118 Centre St. All five were charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine/conspiracy.
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January 28, 2007
Suspect captured, 2 sought in robbery MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department announced the capture Saturday of one of three suspects in the Jan. 14 armed robbery of the Waffle House on Edwin Miller Boulevard. According to a sheriff's department press release, Garry L. Himes was taken into custody after officers from the department, with assistance from the Martinsburg Police Department and West Virginia State Police, served a search warrant on Saturday about 12:30 a.m. at a home in Hedgesville, W.Va.
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April 6, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- West Virginia State Police released little new information Sunday about the shooting death of a 25-year-old Martinsburg woman a day earlier. Police said they found Shannon Raye Engle on the floor of a back bedroom at 305 Mall Drive early Saturday. The woman's husband pointed a trooper to the mobile home when police were responding to shots fired at about 3:50 a.m., police said. A crime scene investigation team was called to Engle's home behind Wal-Mart.
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