MARTINSBURG – A Keyser man alleges he was unlawfully searched by law enforcement during a raid on his employer.

Sintel Gibson filed a complaint on Oct. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia against West Virginia State Police, Mineral County Sheriff's Department, City of Keyser Police Department, et al. alleging that they violated the U.S. Constitution.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the defendants raided his employer's business, Pristine PreOwned Auto Inc. on Oct. 23, 2014. The suit states the plaintiff's apartment is also at the same address and that the defendants' warrant was only for his employer's business. He alleges he and his property were unlawfully searched and seized. The suit states false felony charges were later filed against him in April 2015 and that he was arrested, charged and detained and had to post a $10,000 bail.

The plaintiff holds West Virginia State Police, Mineral County Sheriff's Department, City of Keyser Police Department, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly falsely filed felony charges against him and denied him of speedy trial.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount sufficient to compensate his damages and an additional amount sufficient to punish all defendants for allegedly violating his constitutional rights. He is representing himself.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia Case number 3:16-cv-00147

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