Hedgesville man kills ex-wife outside Urgent Care

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The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call regarding a shooting at the WVU Urgent Care in Spring Mills.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they spotted a female lying unresponsive in the parking lot.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and identified as Jennifer Conley, 49, of Hedgesville.

Deputies obtained a description of the vehicle and suspect, and then relayed that information to law enforcement from around the area.

Shortly after, Martinsburg Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.

The suspect was identified as the victim’s ex-husband, Dennis Conley, 53, of Hedgesville.

He was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered in his vehicle.

Preliminary investigations have shown that the suspect made threats to his ex-wife over the last few months leading up to the shooting.

Dennis Conley was charged with murder and transported to Eastern Regional Jail where he remains without bond.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Deputy D. Jenkins at 304-267-7000. 

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AG Miyares continues campaign against gun violence

Attorney General Jason Miyares continues his efforts in Operation Ceasefire with the start of a digital media campaign.

The campaign will utilize YouTube and social media to attempt to reach young people who may be considering gang or criminal activity.

Miyares released a trailer yesterday following the announcement of the highly anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto VI.

In the teaser, he mentions that violent crime is not a game and encourages young people to say something if they see something.

Operation Ceasefire began in October of 2022 as an effort to address gun and gang violence through prosecution and prevention, as well as promoting intervention strategies and working with local communities to reduce violent gun and gang related crimes.

A link to the teaser is available here.

Night club shooting leaves Winchester man dead

Early Friday morning, a shooting occurred at the Touch of Texas nightclub in Bunker Hill, WV.

Upon arrival at the scene, authorities found Diata Johnson, 21 of Winchester, VA, shot in the parking lot.

He was transported to Winchester Medical Center but later died from his injuries.

Authorities at the scene identified the shooter but did not release his information.

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information on the shooting should contact the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department at 304-267-7000.

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