Hedgesville man arrested for murder

Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Hedgesville man on Monday, December 11 and charged him in the shooting death of his ex-wife.

According to a press release from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Dennis Conley, 53, was arrested by deputies searching for him after his ex-wife was found shot to death at the WVU Urgent Care in Spring Mills on Monday morning.

Officers had responded to a reported shooting at the medical center and found Jennifer Conley, 49, unresponsive in the parking lot. She was pronounced deceased at the scene, said police.

A description of her ex-husband’s vehicle was circulated to law enforcement and Martinsburg City Police stopped Dennis Conley a short time later. A firearm was recovered during the stop. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Department arrested Conley and charged him in the shooting death.

Police said Conley had been making threats against his ex-wife in the months prior to the shooting.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Deputy D. Jenkins at 304-267-7000.