Monday, June 22, 2009
The suspect is still a patient at the Winchester Medical Facility in Winchester Virginia as of the time of this press release.
The Martinsburg Police Department is expecting to complete it's preliminary investigation into this escape, excluding any examinations which may be performed by the West Virginia State Police Crime Laboratory on the forensic evidence.
It is expected that the initial report of the investigation will be finalized later this week and it will then be submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office for review.
The subject is described as a black male, approximately 5'6- 5'7 in height, early to mid 30's, slender build and having an unshaven appearance. He was wearing a black shirt with a white shirt underneath, a baseball style hat and sunglasses.
The incident was being investigated by the Martinsburg Police Department and the Martinsburg branch of the FBI as well as assistance by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.
Anyone with information pertaining to this bank robbery is urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.
Bank Photo of Suspect
Once on scene officers secured the area and made contact with witnesses and parties involved.
The investigation revealed, and is alleged in the complaint for warrant that an inmate from the Eastern Regional Jail was brought to the hospital for treatment for self inflicted cuts to his wrists. After being treated for his injuries the inmate bolted from the custody of the two correctional officers assigned to him.
The inmate ran a short distance into the emergency room and attempted to flea but his escape was blocked by the locked emergency room doors. The inmate then turned towards the officers and refused to obey their commands to stop. It was advised the inmate approached the correctional officers and was shot once while reaching for one of the correctional officer’s weapon.
The inmate suffered a single gunshot wound to his arm which also entered his torso and was treated by hospital personnel and later transferred to the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester Virginia.
Evidence was obtained and collected at the scene along with statements from all witnesses including the two correctional officers.
Martinsburg Police Detectives secured a felony warrant for escape from a correction facility for the inmate from State Magistrate Harry Snow. His extradition was approved pending his release from the hospital for his injuries from the Winchester Virginia Medical Center by Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games Neely.
The Martinsburg Police were assisted in the investigation by members of the West Virginia State Police Crime Scene Unit and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.
The felony warrant for escape was obtained for the following individual:
Donald Surber DOB 11 30 71 last address Eastern Regional Jail Martinsburg WV
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Justin William Ponton
409 W. Race St., Martinsburg WV
Conspiracy to deliver an imitation controlled substance
Jason Jamar Ross
904 W. Burke St., Martinsburg WV
Delivery of an imitation controlled substance; Obstructing
Friday, June 12, 2009
The C.I. went to the 100 block of North High Street where he/she met with a black male in a white shirt. The unidentified black male got into the C.I.’s vehicle and went to another location. The black male gave crack cocaine to the C.I. in exchange for money. Martinsburg officers then went to the vehicle and located the black male in the passenger seat, where he was taken into custody without incident. The male was identified as
The C.I. turned the crack cocaine into Det. Lt. G.B. Swartwood. Once back at the Martinsburg Police Department the drugs tested positive for cocaine.
Charge: Delivery of a controlled substance (crack cocaine)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Forced entry was utilized at the residence and upon entering; officers located a female in the living room identified as Amber Rockwell and a male near a back bedroom, who was identified as Steven Orr Jr.
A search of the residence was conducted and approximately 23 packets of heroin were located in a back bedroom in a container. At that point, both Mr. Orr and Ms. Rockwell were placed under arrest for Possession with intent to deliver heroin.
Both subjects were processed at the Martinsburg Police Department and were taken to the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment.
Steven Douglas Orr Jr.
Charge: Possession with intent to deliver heroin
Amber Dawn Rockwell
312 Athletic St.,
Charge: Possession with intent to deliver heroin
Monday, June 1, 2009
A resident of 317 S. Maple Ave. was arrested for possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and was transported to the Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg to await arraignment.
The suspect that was arrested is Brian James Grove, DOB: 11-17-89.