Police chase ends in Frederick County

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A police chase began in Berkeley County where officers pursued a vehicle on 81 south under suspicion of a DUI.

The vehicle, listed as stolen in Jefferson County, then entered Frederick County before taking exit 323 and continuing south.

Officers deployed a successful spike strip at Welltown Road.

Then the suspect, Matthew Kerlin, 31, led the officers on a brief foot chase.

Kerlin claimed to have swallowed methamphetamines during the pursuit and showed signs of overdosing when EMS arrived at the location.

He was then taken to Winchester Medical Center for treatment.

Kerlin will face charges including possession of drugs and a stolen vehicle, felony eluding, and driving suspended.

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FCSO led on high speed chase

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Frederick County Sheriffs responded to a report identifying a wanted man, Michael Paul Warner of Chesapeake.

When officers attempted to stop and search the vehicle on Cedar Creek Grade, the suspect fled.

The suspect traveled throughout Winchester city streets then towards 522 where he drove through a funeral procession and into Shenandoah Memorial Park where he damaged grave plots.

The suspect then traveled to 81 North and continued to West Virginia.

WV State police pursued through Berkeley County and into Jefferson County before the vehicle was disabled using tire deflation devices.

Throughout the chase the driver committed a hit and run, drove into oncoming traffic and reached speeds of 95 mph.

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The Toebbe’s federal espionage trial has been rescheduled

The federal espionage trial of Jonathan and Dianna Toebbe has been rescheduled according to the Journal News.

The trial will now begin with jury selection on May 17, 2022 in Martinsburg.

The case was rescheduled to give the U.S. Government more time to review the sensitive information involved.

The couple believed they were selling the information to a foreign government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) videotaped the couple dropping off the information.

The drop off location was near a hiking trail in Jefferson County which is why the case is being held in Martinsburg.

The couple have been housed in the Eastern Regional Jail in Berkeley County since October.

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National Weather Service investigates possible tornado


The National Weather Service is investigating to confirm if it was a tornado that touched down in Jefferson County West Virginia last night.

The powerful storm raced across Jefferson County last night around 7 p.m..

The storm caused damage and injured one person at the Universal Forest Products facility in Ranson West Virginia.

The possible tornado also damaged a home in Jefferson County.

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