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Monday Aug 24 | via Martinsburg Journal
New court dates have been set in the trial of a man accused of strangling a 72-year-old woman inside her home in March 2014, after a delay in psychiatric evaluations. William P. Jackson, 37, of no fixed address, was set to be tried Sept. Comment?
Sunday Aug 23 | via Huntington News
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warns college students to be on guard for scams offering fake employment opportunities. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has frequently warned of email scams circulating around college campuses offering "work from home" opportunities specifically targeted toward college students. Comment?
Friday Aug 21 | via Martinsburg Journal
MARTINSBURG Public sentiment was mixed Thursday as county residents lent their opinion on the proposed drug and alcohol center, to be located at 750 Baltimore St., during a public hearing hosted by the Berkeley County Council. The public hearing lasted more than an hour as residents expressed their support for the project, hailing it as a long overdue need, as well as opposition to the proposal, stating the location was too close to residential areas. Comment?
Thursday Aug 20 | via Martinsburg Journal
A 66-year-old man's five-to-21 year prison sentence for a 2013 stabbing was suspended in favor of five years probation Thursday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Glenn Phillip Culbreath, 66, of West Martin Street in Martinsburg, pleaded guilty before Judge John Yoder to two felony counts of unlawful assault and one misdemeanor count of battery. Comment?
Monday Aug 17 | via Martinsburg Journal
A 45-year-old man accused of holding his ex-step-sister hostage and raping her at knifepoint in February 2014 pleaded no-contest to a kidnapping count Monday morning in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Steven Eugene Rogers, of Garden Drive in Martinsburg, pleaded in exchange for having his other charges dismissed. Comment?
Monday Aug 3 | via Martinsburg Journal
Two men convicted earlier this year of shooting to death a Purple Heart recipient outside a Martinsburg bar in September 2012 were each sentenced to serve three consecutive prison terms Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Christopher R. Wyche, 24, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and 31-year-old Rashuan R. Boyd, of Hagerstown, Maryland, were convicted on multiple felony charges related to the Sept. Comment?
Sunday Aug 2 | via West Virginia Metro
A North Carolina man convicted of the September 2012 fatal shooting of Purple Heart recipient Samson Edmond learns his fate Monday. Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely argued that Wyke was the same person previously convicted of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine in 2009 and as an accessory after the fact to robbery with a dangerous weapon on 2010. Comment?
Jul 23, 2015 | via Martinsburg Journal
A 24-year-old man who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter to a December 2013 slaying of a Martinsburg man was sentenced Thursday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Andre Dexter Smith, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison by judge John Yoder for allegedly gunning down a 25-year-old father of one, Spencer Van Camp, on Dec. 16, 2013. Comment?
Jul 21, 2015 | via Martinsburg Journal
A man accused of attacking and sexually assaulting another inmate at the Eastern Regional Jail had his probation revoked Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Tyrone Lemont Fleming, 23, of Addition Street in Martinsburg, was ordered to serve a five-year prison sentence following a probation revocation hearing before Judge Michael Lorensen, records show. Comment?
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