Shooting With Injuries Incident Occurred In Martinsburg

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Through email, On July 6th, at 2:33am, deputies responded to a 911 call through the Berkeley County Central Dispatch regarding a shooting that occurred at the Green Frog Bar in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Upon arrival, deputies located a man suffering from several gunshot wounds.

They were eventually transported for medical attention. The Berkeley County Criminal Investigators were called to the scene to investigate.

Berkeley County’s Crime Scene Team assisted investigators along with Patrol Deputies in processing the scenes.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Deputy Giangola at 304-267-7000, or log onto the BCSD website and submit an anonymous tip.

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Bank Robbery In Berkeley County

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A bank robbery at the Martinsburg WVA Federal Credit Union was reported on June 27th, 1:10pm in Berkeley County.

There was one injury reported, with one of the bank tellers suffering a hand injury during the robbery.

The bank employees were able to give a detailed description of the individual, which was immediately given to Berkeley dispatch.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigation Division personnel were in the area, and were able to search routes for the suspect.

Deputy Weidman was able to follow the individual as other deputies came to assist. The suspect was apprehended on Eagle School Road without incident.

The perpetrator was identified as Daniel Keith Sandlin. After looking at the bank’s security footage, Sandlin was found with stolen money in his pocket. No weapon was displayed or used during the crime.

Daniel Sandlin was charged with bank robbery and was reprimanded to the Eastern Regional jail on a $50,000 bond. 

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Berkeley County Sheriff to resign effective Dec. 26

Berkeley County Sheriff Nathan Harmon is resigning as of December 26.

The resignation is part of a plea agreement regarding his actions following his daughter’s car accident earlier this year.

As a part of the agreement Harmon plead guilty to the misdemeanor offense of obstructing a law enforcement officer.

In return for his guilty plea three other misdemeanor charges were dropped.

The state also recommended that Harmon be fined $500.

Harmon was previously charged with obstructing the responding officer’s investigation of his daughter’s crash.

Additionally, the sheriff was charged with tampering with evidence and then lying to the investigating West Virginia State Trooper.

The Berkeley County Commission will begin taking applications to fill the position on December 27 with a deadline to apply at 4 p.m. January 10.

The Berkeley County Commission statement and additional information is found here.

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