Domestic Violence call leads to firearm arrest

Rodney Allen Mayhew, age 43, of Martinsburg, pled guilty this week to one count unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to the plea agreement reached in federal court, officers were called to Mayhew’s home to serve a protective order involving domestic violence. When officers arrived, Mayhew admitted to having firearms in the bedroom. Officers recovered two pistols and a rifle.

The Mayhew case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Mayhew is facing up to 15 years in prison.

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Winchester man arrested for attempted murder

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On October 8th at about 9 am, the Winchester Police received multiple calls as witnesses watched Ernesto Newman assault his girlfriend on East Pall Mall street.

According to witnesses, Newman pulled the woman from her vehicle, pushed her down, bashed her head on the ground and strangled her while yelling threats on her life.

Newman then held the victim at knife point until releasing her once WPD arrived at the location.

Newman handed himself over after the officers arrived.

He is being held without bond on charges of attempted murder, felony domestic assault and felony strangulation.

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FRWRC’s webinar on domestic violence

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The Front Royal Women’s Resource Center (FRWRC) will present five local women who have persisted in the work of bringing the problem of domestic violence in communities to light.

This is a part of the FRWRC annual spotlight on women series.

The five women are Margia Kitts, Barbara Greco, Christine Andreae, Rita Biggs and Tammy Sharpe.

The ladies are dedicated to not only bringing violence to light but providing resources for those who are suffering.

The five women will hold a webinar on the subject Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. has a link to the webinar.

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VA. allocates funds for victims of crime

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Gov. Notham announced that over $130 million will be allocated to support state and local criminal justice programs.

Over $85 million of the funds will support services for victims of crimes.

Specifically those funds will help support agencies that provide services for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

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