Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Drug/Gun Arrest

On July 8th 2008 at 6:50 PM Martinsburg Police Officers PFC S. Everhart and Ptlm. D. English encountered two subjects in the area of East Race Street and Centre Street Martinsburg WV.

Upon investigation involving these people one of the subjects ran from Ptlm. English and fled on foot. This person was apprehended shortly thereafter and was charged with obstructing an officer. The other person was not charged with any criminal offense and allowed to leave the area.

It was said in the complaint for warrant that the suspect that fled was seen throwing a magazine to a handgun as he was fleeing. This item was recovered along with the firearm it belonged to. This was found to be a loaded semiautomatic Taurus .22 caliber pistol.
This person had been arrested before for carrying a concealed and dangerous weapon. A small amount of Marijuana was also discovered on this person.

He was charged with;
Obstructing an Officer
Felony Possession of a Concealed Dangerous Weapon
Simple Possession of Marijuana

He was processed and taken to the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment later in the evening by a State Magistrate.

Arrested: John Courtney Hardy aka Jackie
DOB 9 12 76 He lists no fixed address.

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