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Man Held in Stabbing Incident

A Keyser man is being held on $2,000 bond, after stabbing another at a residence on East Piedmont Street. Sixty-year old Harold Bosley reportedly stabbed a 48-year old Keyser man, and the victim was found lying on a couch inside the residence. Bosley had refused several orders by police to show his hands; he initially refused, but later police found that he showed a knife with a four-inch blade in a sheath on his belt. While Bosley was taken into custody, the victim was treated at Potomac Valley Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

 

Garrett County Residents Arrested for Heroin Possession

The Garrett County Sheriff's Office arrested two Oakland residents for possession of heroin, and other drug counts. They had received complaints about a suspicious vehicle in the area of Bethlehem Road. Taken into custody were Roger Lee Strawser and Terry Lynn Nobles. Following their arrest, both were taken to the Garrett County Detention Center.

 

Meth Lab Discovered in Somerset Apartment

A suspected meth lab was discovered in a Somerset Borough apartment earlier this week, and two people now face felony drug charges. Twenty-one year old Justin Carr and 18-year old Samantha McKenzie were arrested Monday afternoon at a Vincent Avenue apartment by the Pennsylvania State Police. The agency's Clandestine Lab Response Team confiscated several items from the apartment. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

 

Man Arrested in Assault of Ridgeley Woman

An arrest has been made in the case of  a 37-year old Moorefield, West Virginia man, Scott Merrill,  who is accused of assaulting a 38-year old Ridgeley, West Virginia woman, and ramming his vehicle into another, pushing it over an embankment. The incident happened early Sunday, just off of Shaw Mine Road, and Merrill was arrested on a warrant from the state of Pennsylvania by the Cumberland City Police. The victim said Scott Merrill hit her several times in the face and pushed her out of his truck. Another man heard her screams, picked her up, and Merrill is accused of ramming his truck into the other man's truck. Merrill then drove away. Merrill is being held without bail at the Allegany County Detention Center, pending his extradition to the state of Pennsylvania.

 

Gas Leak Causes B.W. Evacuation

A temporary evacuation of students and staff took place at Bishop Walsh School early yesterday morning, as a strong odor of gas was detected. The evacuation took place just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, and a gas leak was located in the kitchen area of the school. Personnel from Columbia Gas responded, as well as the Cumberland Fire Department. Students and staff were allowed to return to the building around 8:16 a.m. to resume their normal schedule.

 

Keyser Looking to Upgrade Apartment Building

The city of Keyser is hopeful the facility, known as Keyser House, will receive a multi-million dollar renovation in the future. Keyser was named in a lawsuit over the failure of the original developer to maintain payments on the 44-unit apartment building; nearly 25 per cent of those apartments are now vacant. It could, however, soon be sold to an Ohio-based group that has experience in turning around HUD properties; if that happens, Keyser House could see a $2 to $3 million renovation.

 

Teen to Face Murder Charges as Adult

A boy, accused of fatally stabbing 17-year old Dustin White before a Tygarts Valley High School football game, will be tried as an adult. Thomas Chevy Vas is accused of killing White in October of last year, and the case was transferred from the juvenile docket to the adult docket, after a ruling by a Randolph County Circuit Court Judge.

 

Sheriff Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violation

Former Jefferson County Sheriff  Robert "Bobby" Shirley resigned Friday, and pleaded guilty Monday to violating the civil rights of a bank robbery suspect in December of 2010. Shirley's resignation was part of the plea bargain agreement. Shirley could face a maximum of ten years on the charge, be fined up to $250,000 and be ordered to serve three years of supervised release, following any jail time. Shirley was accused of assaulting Mark Daniel Haines in December of 2010;  a civil lawsuit, filed by Haines against Shirley and several other officers who responded to the pursuit, is still pending.

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