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Altercation in Shepherdstown leads to three arrests

By Staff | Mar 30, 2012

SHEPHERDSTOWN Court records show that three individuals were taken into custody following a reported fight at Tony’s Pizza and Stonewall’s Pub located at 126 E. German St., Shepherdstown at approximately 1 a.m. Friday, Mar. 23.

Morgan Anthony Muskelly, 21, of Killeen, Tex., was taken into custody by Patrolman M.C. Harper of the Shepherdstown Police Department. Officers from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Shepherd University Police Department and the West Virginia State Police also responded.

The criminal complaint shows that Muskelly was asked to leave Tony’s Pizza Den by Officer Harper but refused. When the officer attempted to place Muskelly under arrest, he “began to struggle and struck Deputy Armel and Officer Cummings” [who were assisting]. The complaint further states that during the struggle, a window at the establishment was broken. Deputy Armel received a laceration to the left forearm as a result of the struggle.

Muskelly faces two charges of battery of an officer, destruction of property, trespass and obstructing.

Also arrested at the scene were Stephany Carolina Chavez, 21, of Centreville, Va., who was charged with disorderly conduct. The criminal complaint shows that Chavez was yelling obscenities at the officers and resisted arrest.

Trayvon Tarrell Hoy, 18, of Frederick, Md., was detained when Officer Cummings advised him and another unidentified male to stop causing a disturbance. The report indicates that when Cummings placed Hoy under arrest for disorderly conduct, he “smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breathe.” Hoy was also charged with public intoxication.

Following the three arrests, officers received a report of a patient at Jefferson Memorial Hospital who had suffered a stab wound.

The victim was identified as Terrell Leonard, 19, of Natrona, Pa. Leonard sustained a non life-threatening wound to his upper left arm, according to the release.

Leonard told officers he suffered the injury inside Tony’s Pizza and Stonewall’s Pub before the fight occurred.

All three suspects arrested were transported to the Eastern Regional Jail. Following their arraignments, each were released on Mar. 23. Muskelly was released on a $10,000 bond while Chavez was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond and and Hoy was released on a $1,000 bond. No trial dates have been set as yet.

The SPD has a person of interest in the stabbing and are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the department at either 304-876-6036 or email tips@shepherdstown.us.

– Ogden Newspapers reporter Matt Armstrong assisted with this story.