Two Killed in Motorcycle/Jeep Collision
A motorcyclist and passenger were killed late Saturday afternoon on Route 144 at the High Octane Citgo fuel station entrance near High Germany Road in Little Orleans. The driver of a Jeep Cherokee attempted to turn left onto Westbound Route 144; the vehicle was struck by a Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide motorcycle and both the operator and passenger were ejected from the bike. Route 144 remained closed for about three hours during the investigation. Charges are pending in the investigation, and the names of all parties are being withheld.
Cumberland Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash
Forty-two year old Cumberland resident Shawn Bowman was killed Friday morning in a single vehicle accident on Ford Hill Road, near Rio, West Virginia. His son was taken to the Winchester Medical Center following the crash. Bowman’s truck crossed the roadway and exited the east side of the roadway, and, after striking several trees, the truck stopped near the bank of the North River. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The West Virginia State Police are investigating the accident.
Williams Street Incident Leads to Arrest
Thirty-one year old Jordan Lee Hamilton was arrested early Saturday morning, as the result of a domestic assault in the 200-block of Williams Street. He was charged with second-degree assault following investigation of the 3 a.m. complaint. Following a bond hearing, Hamilton was released on personal recognizance, pending trial in District Court.
No Solid Evidence Fugitive Is In Area
There is no solid evidence that a man wanted for the murder of a woman in North Carolina is in the Hampshire, Hardy, or Grant County areas. Nate Summerfield is wanted in connection to the strangulation and stabbing of Lynn Jackenheimer. Her body was discovered on July 14th. The case was profiled on the “America’s Most Wanted” television program Friday night. Based on a tip, however, an alert was issued for Tucker, Randolph and Grant counties. A ”Find Nate Summerfield” page has been established on Facebook.
Meyersdale Man Facing Felony Charges\
Nineteen year old Meyersdale resident Jacob Robertson is facing felony trespassing charges, for allegedly entering a residence three times to see a girl, after being told not to do so. Robertson dates the 16-year old girl, but is not permitted at the High Street residence. He was found several times, by the girls’ mother, in her daughter’s bedroom. He is in jail on $5,000 bond, with a preliminary hearing in the case set for this Thursday.
Trial Set for Jefferson County Sheriff
The civil trial for Jefferson County Sheriff Bob Shirley has been set for November of next year. Shirley is accused of violating the rights of Mark Haines during an arrest, then falsifying a use-of-force report. Haines-who had, at one time been jailed at the Allegany County Detention Center-says Shirley and his deputies beat him. Shirley’s criminal trial is also set for next year; he has pleaded not guilty to those charges, as well.
Hagerstown Convention Center Set to Close
The Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center on the Dual Highway is scheduled to close on August 18th. The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is trying to find new conference and lodging accommodations for dozens of groups that were booked at the hotel within the next few years. The property is currently owned by VFC Partners 8, LLC; a group, known as DFIN, LLC is buying the property, but hasn’t decided what to do with it.