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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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May 14, 2013
Authorities are investigating incidents at two cemeteries in Martinsburg, where approximately 50 to 60 crypts have been tampered with, according to a news release from the West Virginia State Police. According to the release, Trooper 1st Class R.D. Eshbaugh on Tuesday responded to the Pleasant View Cemetery on Charles Town Road, where a caretaker at the facility noted damage to the mausoleum buildings on the south side of the property. Further investigation revealed approximately 50 crypts between two buildings had been tampered with, according to the release.
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February 21, 1998
Martinsburg boy, 16, killed in automobile accident MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 16-year-old Martinsburg, W.Va., boy was killed Saturday morning in a two-vehicle wreck on Berkeley Station Road, according to West Virginia State Police. Aaron Setting was a passenger in a 1984 Buick when he was killed in the wreck shortly before 7 a.m., said West Virginia State Police. Walter Dunn, age unavailable, was traveling north on Berkeley Station Road in a 1979 Ford station wagon, police said.
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December 13, 2010
A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man was killed Monday morning when his vehicle struck a utility pole on Goldmiller Road near Gerrardstown in Berkeley County, West Virginia State Police said.   Earl Jenkins, 55, of Bunker Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a state police press release.   The accident happened at about 7:15 a.m., when Jenkins was traveling south in a 2000 Jeep Wrangler, exited the roadway and struck the pole, troopers said.   The cause of the accident remained under investigation.
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September 30, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An autopsy showed that the baby given birth to in secret by a Falling Waters, W.Va., teenager last Saturday was stillborn, West Virginia State Police said Wednesday. The baby girl was found in a garbage bag by the 15-year-old girl's mother, who until then hadn't known that her daughter gave birth or that she was pregnant, said Sgt. Rob Blair. The girl's mother took the baby and her daughter to Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, where the baby was pronounced dead, according to the investigating office, Senior Trooper R.J. Elswick.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 1, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man visiting his mother at the Capital Heights apartment complex Wednesday said two men tried to rob him, but when he fought back he was hit with a gun and gunshots were fired, according to police. West Virginia State Police Trooper D.S. See said the attempted armed robbery happened at around 8 p.m. No arrests were made. The victim, Dale Everhart, 24, of Martinsburg, told See that two men approached him and demanded he hand over his money and his jewelry, See said.
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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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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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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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