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Man shot near Shepherd University

By Staff | Apr 13, 2018

An Inwood man was arrested April 4 after being shot in the arm for breaking and entering into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment near Shepherd University.

Harold Marsh, 48, was taken to the hospital and treated, then charged with burglary and endangerment with a firearm, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office said.

Officers were called to University Hensel Heights apartment complex around 3:30 a.m. for a burglary in progress. County units, University police and the Shepherdstown police department responded, according to a press release from the Jefferson County sheriff’s office.

Sheriff Pete Dougherty said another male was involved, “who had a few bumps and scratches.” This male wasn’t a university student.

Marsh was armed with multiple weapons when he kicked in his ex-girlfriend’s apartment door. He was shot once during a struggle with other apartment residents.

According to Holly Frye, assistant vice president of student affairs, no university students were injured during the incident, but Shepherd University has offered counseling through the counseling center for any students who witnessed it.

Marsh is being held at Eastern Regional Jail on $100,000 bond.