by Kate Evans
The Morgan County Sheriff's Department has been very busy the last week or two. Cases have included two malicious woundings, a bomb hoax at the middle school, school drug complaints and a school bus accident.
An arrest of a suspect for alleged heroin delivery and repeated arrests of another individual for DUI, driving with a revoked license due to DUI and additional charges are covered in separate articles in this edition of The Morgan Messenger.
Police are investigating two malicious woundings that happened in the area. A malicious wounding with a baseball bat took place at the Catawba Apartments in Berkeley Springs on April 28. An arrest in the case is still pending, said Shambaugh.
Another malicious wounding occurred at the Troubadour Lounge on Saturday, May 12 at 11:07 p.m. James Scott "Butch" Holliday, J. R. Michael and his wife Nikki Michael were involved in a parking lot scuffle as Holliday was leaving. A complaint was filed and charges are pending, said Shambaugh.
Bomb hoax, drug charges
Corporal T. J. Johnson from the Morgan County Sheriff's Department responded to a bomb hoax at Warm Springs Middle School on Monday, May 7. An 11-year-old female student will be charged with terroristic threats, said Morgan County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Vince Shambaugh.
Corporal Johnson also responded to a drug complaint at Warm Springs Middle School on Tuesday, May 8. Charges are pending against one boy and four girls ranging from age 13 to 15 for delivery of prescription medication painkillers, said Shambaugh.
School bus accident
Sheriff's deputies also responded to a school bus accident in the bend just west of Great Cacapon on Wednesday, May 9. A pick-up truck that was hauling a boat and heading east on U.S. Route 9 crossed the center line and sideswiped the school bus, which was headed west. No students were involved. There were no injuries, said Shambaugh.