FSU Student Dies in Assault
Frostburg State University sophomore Kortneigh McCoy died early this morning, as the result of an off-campus stabbing. She was a sophomore and a resident advisor in Simpson Hall. The Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the incident. In a message posted on the FSU website, President Jonathan Gibraltar noted there will be a memorial service later today, and that counselors will be available to speak to anyone who wishes to talk.
Two Robbery Suspects Apprehended in Virginia
Twenty-year old Dulin Mayhew and 25-year old Stephen Mayhew of Keyser have been apprehended in connection with the armed robbery of Steve’s Pharmacy on October 27th. The two were taken into custody in Henrico County, Virginia. Law enforcement authorities at the federal, state and county level participated in the search for the two. The Mayhew brothers will remain jailed in Henrico County, pending extradition back to the state of Maryland.
Identities of Fire Victims Released
The victims of Wednesday morning’s fire in Midland have been identified as 58-year old Kathleen Wilson and her husband, Joseph, who was 59 years old. While Joseph Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene, Mrs. Wilson was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, but passed away about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. They had been living on Railroad Street, since a fire occurred at their original residence on Elk Lick Road last November. Yesterday’s fire originated in the first floor living room. The cause remains under investigation, and damage to the Railroad Street property has been estimated at $75,000.
Residents Return to Homes in Artemas
About 100 people returned to their homes on Thursday, after an overnight explosion at a compression station in Southern Bedford County. The explosion, early Thursday morning, did not result in any injuries, but heavily damaged Columbia Gas pipelines and an office building at the site near Artemas. About 30 to 40 homes in the vicinity of the Road Kill Café were evacuated. Emergency crews from Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia were on the scene most of the night.
Drives Leaves Scene of Crash
The Maryland State Police are looking for a man who fled the scene of an accident yesterday afternoon on Route 220 in the vicinity of Summerfield Lane. Fifty-three year old Leonard Lee Riley turned into oncoming traffic to avoid striking a pickup truck that was stopped on the road. His car swerved into the southbound lanes, where it struck another truck, driven by Keyser resident Kerman Shears. Riley left the scene, and was going toward the railroad tracks. Police were unable to locate him. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
Body Found in Springfield, West Virginia
The body of a 22-year old Prince George’s County, Maryland woman was found this week in the parking lot of the Country Store Sunoco in Springfield, West Virginia. The cause of the death has not been determined, and the identity has not been released. The Hampshire Review says, according to the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy John Alkire, foul play is not suspected.
Juvenile Arrested in Destruction of Property
A 17-year old male juvenile is being accused of causing $50,000 in damage to a home on Utah Avenue last Saturday evening. The victim advised police that the damage occurred between 9:30 p.m. and midnight. The door was broken, and the inside of the house had been ransacked. Ketchup and other food items were strewn all through the house, causing damage to walls and carpeting. The juvenile was arrested on Wednesday. The Department of Juvenile Justice has reviewed the case and has determined the juvenile could be released back to a family member, pending trial in Juvenile Court.
Washington County Man Indicted for Murder of Toddler
Washington County resident Brian Miller has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder and child abuse in connection with the death of two-year old Logan Sellers. He was being held without bond. Logan Sellers died on October 10th, less than a week after he was brought to Meritus Medical Center with serious injuries. Miller was caring for the boy, while his mother was in school, and prosecutors say there were three other instances when Miller abused Logan.
Gang Members Facing Federal Charges
Twenty-two members of the Dead Man Incorporated prison gang are facing federal racketeering charges, in connection with drug trafficking, smuggling contraband into prison and four killings. The indictment was unsealed Wednesday after the arrests of seven defendants. Eleven were already in custody and another four remain at large. DMI was founded in 2000 and operated in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Texas prisons. They began expanding outside the prison system in 2006.