Suspect In Burglary Shot During A Struggle

He was treated & released, and then charged.


Shepherdstown, WV. (KM) An Inwood, West Virginia man is charged with burglary and wanton endangerment with a firearm. Harold Marsh, 48, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Shepardstown.

At around 3:30 AM, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies, and officers from the Shepardstown and Shepard University Police Departments responded to University Heights apartments on Hansel Drive in Shepherdstown for a burglary. While en route, they were told that the suspect was armed and a shot was fired.

When they arrived, authorities found Marsh with a gunshot wound to the arm. They say he was armed with multiple weapons when he broke into an apartment where his  ex-girlfriend was located.  . A struggle ensued between Marsh and the residents. One round was fired, hitting Marsh in the arm. He was treated and released at a local hospital, and then taken to the Eastern Regional Jail.

The incident remains under investigation, and anyone who has additional information is asked to contact Deputy C, Hockman with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The number to call is 304-728-3205.


By Kevin McManus