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Ex-Martinsburg Quarterback Gets Probation in Criminal Case

Berkeley County Courthouse

A former Martinsburg High School quarterback who pleaded guilty to several criminal charges will spend five years on probation.

Twenty-year-old Justin R. “Cookie” Clinton of Martinsburg had faced two to 25 years in prison. The Journal reports that a Berkeley County judge suspended the sentence in favor of probation last week following Clinton’s completion of a diversion program for youthful offenders.

Clinton had pleaded guilty earlier to burglary, breaking and entering and unlawful restraint. He pleaded no contest to breaking and entering an automobile.

Clinton led Martinsburg High to a state football championship in 2012. He was indicted in 2014 on charges of breaking into the school and stealing cash and items. He also was charged with holding a woman against her will.