Martinsburg man falsifies passport and flees to Guyana

A Martinsburg man pleaded guilty on Thursday to making a false statement in application for a passport to travel overseas.

Bobby Allen Stark, 52, had previous charges pending in Colorado which forced him to surrender his passport.

In October of 2022, he missed his court date for a trial regarding multiple charges including sexual assault on a child and retaliation against a victim or witness.

His whereabouts were unknown until a tip informed law enforcement that he may be hiding out in Guyana.

Stark received his new passport four days after surrendering his previous one, claiming it was lost and then traveled to the South American country.

He was arrested this week after months at large by the Guyanese Police Force Criminal Investigations Department.

Stark faces up to 10 years in federal prison for illegally obtaining a passport on top of the additional charges pending against him in Colorado.

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