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West Virginia man accused of impersonating US marshal

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man faces charges accusing him of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

The Journal reports 61-year-old George Charles Gosk of Hedgesville was arraigned in Berkeley County Magistrate Court last week on misdemeanor charges of obstructing an officer, impersonation of a law enforcement officer and fingerprint refusal.

According to court records, a sheriff’s deputy says several people who were at local businesses told him Gosk had identified himself to them as a U.S. marshal. A sheriff’s deputy later arrested Gosk in a Walmart parking lot in Spring Mills.

Gosk is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail on $12,000 bond. It wasn’t known whether Gosk had an attorney who could comment on the charges.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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