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Hampshire woman allegedly used car to kill man

ROMNEY, W.Va. — A Hampshire County woman was charged with murder Thursday after she allegedly intentionally ran over a man last weekend.

Hampshire County sheriff’s deputies arrested Staci Matheney, 45, of Augusta, after a four-day investigation that began last Sunday morning after they found a man identified as Rodney Stewart, 46, of Capon Bridge, in a roadside ditch on Jersey Mountain Road near Romney.

Deputies said Stewart was alive when they found him but he died later Sunday morning at Hampshire Memorial Hospital. He had suffered serious internal injuries.

According to investigators, video surveillance taken from a nearby business, showed Stewart and Matheney and others in a car that Stewart was driving. Deputies said they appeared to be extremely intoxicated.

“It is apparent all of the occupants in the vehicle were intoxicated. There was arguing and fighting inside the car,” a news release from the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Dept. said.

Stewart eventually exited the car and walked to the ditch and laid down. Deputies said the video shows Matheney then driving the car and intentionally running over Stewart before leaving the scene.

Matheney is being held without bail in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail.

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