Man beaten when feud turns violent at Wayside
A feud between two men turned violent on Tuesday evening, April 24, when one man kicked in an apartment door and beat the male occupant unconscious at the Wayside Inn, south of Berkeley Springs.
David Glenn "Hillbilly" Mayberry, 44, of Hedgesville was arrested and charged with felony counts of malicious assault and burglary.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court, Corporal E. D. Widmeyer of West Virginia State Police received a call at 10 p.m. from Morgan County Dispatch about a person needing immediate medical attention at the Wayside Inn.
The Wayside Inn is located on U.S. 522 in southern Morgan County near Cacapon State Park.
When Widmeyer arrived at the scene, he found Randy "Birdman" Abbott seated on the ground holding a bloody rag to his face near the entrance to the store.
Abbott removed the rag and Widmeyer saw that his eye was badly swollen with a two-inch knot. The right side of Abbott's face appeared deformed.
Abbott told police that he was in his apartment at 9:50 p.m. with the door shut, locked and dead-bolted, when Mayberry kicked in the door, entered the apartment and began punching him in the face.
Abbott said Mayberry hit him ten times before he blacked out.
Abbott told Widmeyer that Mayberry was upset at him because he had called the police about him earlier in the evening.
According to Morgan County Sheriff's Department, Deputy T. J. Johnson had spoken with Abbott at that time. Abbott was seeking advice concerning a problem with Mayberry.
Johnson told Abbott, who is serving a home confinement sentence for a second offense DUI, to stay inside and keep his door locked.
Morgan County Rescue Squad arrived and transported him from the scene, suffering from what appeared to be a fractured face. Abbott was helicoptered to Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, and was released after treatment.
Paw Paw Police Chief Brian Sites, Bath Town Officer Ken Winters and Sheriff's Deputy Shirley also responded to the scene and searched for Mayberry, who was found hiding behind a wall in the basement of the Wayside Inn Apartments.
Mayberry was arrested and charged with malicious assault and burglary. At last report, he was in the Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg.