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Recent Crime News
Saturday May 23 | via Jacksonville Daily News
A Jacksonville man found guilty earlier this year of manslaughter in connection to a 2012 shooting must face a trial to determine if he should be considered a habitual felon for sentencing purposes. Comment?
Tuesday May 19 | via West Virginia Metro
Two men convicted of the Sept. 2012 fatal shooting of a Purple Heart recipient outside a Martinsburg bar have been scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 3. But before that, Christopher Wyche, 24, of Jacksonville, N.C., and Rashaun Boyd, 31, of Hagerstown, Md., will have to stand for a recidivism trial. Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via Christian Science Monitor
Dispatcher Heather Grandstaff awaits incoming 911 calls as part of her job at Berkeley County Central Dispatch, Monday, March 2, 2015 in Martinsburg, W.Va. Soon, dispatchers will be able to more easily connect non-English speaking callers to interpreters by contracting with a new service provider. Comment?
Tuesday May 5 | via Martinsburg Journal
Nearly 100 people marched on Queen Street on Tuesday morning to ask for accountability in connection with the March 2013 police shooting death of Wayne Jones. At around 10 a.m., protesters gathered at the corner of Queen and Race streets, bearing signs such as "Arrest the Martinsburg Five" and "Stop the Lies." Comment?
Monday May 4 | via Martinsburg Journal
A group calling itself "Justice for Wayne A. Jones" is planning an event in downtown Martinsburg today at 10 a.m. According to a Facebook event page promoting the "rally and protest," the group plans to "peacefully protest" what it calls the "murder of Wayne A. Jones by the Martinsburg Five." It is also calling for the removal of the chief of police and district attorney Pamela Games-Neely, the latter of which they say "failed to do her duty to protect the citizens of Martinsburg from the five officers that murdered Wayne Jones." Comment?
Apr 23, 2015 | via Martinsburg Journal
Two Pennsylvania men pled guilty Thursday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to charges by way of an Alford plea in connection with a December 2013 murder. David Anthony "Sonny" Richardson, 28, of Philadelphia, and Andre Dexter Smith, 23, also of Philadelphia, were indicted in May on one count of murder, two counts of second-degree robbery, one count of attempted murder and one count of conspiracy in relation to a Martinsburg shooting that left 25-year-old Spencer Vancamp dead. Comment?
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