July 7, 2012
Steven Timothy Flanagan, infant son of Steven Wayne Flanagan, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Bible Church Cemetery, Charles Town, W.Va.
September 20, 2012
William Holtzman Pringle, 80, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Willow Tree Manor in Charles Town. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Ranson, W.Va. The memorial service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
March 8, 2013
A trash collection truck worker who died Thursday after he was struck by a pickup in the 800 block of Dominion Road near Gerrardstown was identified Friday as Jeremy Lee Tabler of Martinsburg, police said. Tabler, 30, was working as a driver for Apple Valley Waste when he was struck by a green Ford F-250, according to police and a Berkeley County Emergency Services supervisor. Tabler of Whitings Neck Road, was pronounced dead at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., where he succumbed to his injuries, police had said.
January 22, 2013
A 26-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman after a birthday party over the weekend, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Darryl Fountaine Clinksdale II, no fixed address, was arraigned Tuesday on one count of second-degree sexual assault by Magistrate JoAnn Overington, according to court documents. Clinksdale was allowed early Sunday into the residence where the victim was staying upon returning from the party, but another woman who lived there told police he wasn't supposed to stay, according to court documents.
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.
February 1, 2012
A Martinsburg man entered a guilty plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Wednesday. Douglas D. Starling, 49, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and oxycodone in Martinsburg, Ihlenfeld said in a news release. Starling, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1,000,000. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and was investigated by the Martinsburg Police Department.
August 16, 2012
A 57-year-old Falling Waters, W.Va., man is accused of sexually abusing a girl multiple times over a span of about three years, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Edward Lee Gross of 66 Nozzle Drive was arraigned on one count of first-degree sexual abuse by Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, according to court documents. Gross was released from custody after bail for a $10,000 bond was posted, according to court documents. The victim told authorities that Gross had abused her five times a month since she was in seventh grade, according to a complaint filed in Berkeley County Magistrate Court by West Virginia State Police Trooper J.A. Padilla.
July 7, 2012
Firefighters responded to a fire at a log home Saturday afternoon in the 500 block of Zig Zag Lane, a Berkeley County 911 dispatcher said. The fire was reported at 5:15 p.m., and the last units cleared the scene at about 7:45 p.m., the dispatcher said. The South Berkeley Fire Co. could not be reached for further details Saturday night.
February 11, 2013
A Martinsburg woman was killed Sunday evening in a single-vehicle crash on W.Va. 9 east of Martinsburg, West Virginia State Police said in a news release. Elizabeth Ann Putman, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which was reported at 7:07 p.m., police said. Putman was the front-seat passenger in a Kia Sportage driven by Andrea Irene Hawkins, 20, which was traveling eastbound on W.Va. 9 near Opequon Lane, police said. The vehicle veered to the right and went off the south side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and came to rest on the shoulder of the road, the release said.
February 17, 2012
Authorities Friday arrested a 31-year-old fugitive from Virginia at an Inwood, W.Va., residence, the U.S. Marshal Service said. Fred Hasenbaughler III, who was believed to be living at Chantilly Lane, was wanted on charges of obtaining money on false pretenses in Virginia, Deputy U.S. Marshal Michael Ulrich said in a news release. Task force members from the U.S. Marshals Service, West Virginia State Police, Martinsburg Police Department and West Virginia Parole located Hasenbaughler in a residence on Tabler Station Road in Inwood, authorities said.