Local man accused of threatening witness to crash

A head-on crash last Wednesday, December 26 off Winchester Grade Road has led to multiple charges against a Berkeley Springs man who allegedly lied to police and threatened another man.

According to a press release on December 31, Sheriff K.C. Bohrer investigated a two-car accident on Harvest Drive last Wednesday, December 26. After completing a crash report, Sheriff Bohrer was contacted the following day by a man who said the driver of one car was not the reported driver, but a different person.

Further investigation indicated that Coty L. MacCumbee, 29, was driving one of the vehicles involved in the crash. MacCumbee’s girlfriend, Lauren Mullen-Johnson, had told police she was the driver of the vehicle.

Police believe MacCumbee had directed his girlfriend to say she was driving because MacCumbee’s driver’s license is revoked for DUI and he is on parole. MacCumbee is also a registered sex offender.

The man who told police that MacCumbee was the driver in the accident later called police to report that he and his family were receiving threatening phone calls from MacCumbee.

Cpl. Scott Lemon investigated and gathered evidence verifying those threats, and charged MacCumbee with witness intimidation and threats by electronic device. MacCumbee was also charged with driving while revoked for DUI, obstructing an officer and failing to report a traffic crash.

MacCumbee is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash-only bond.

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