The Baltimore man accused of shooting a woman in Harrisonburg in December before leading several police agencies on a pursuit from there to Woodstock has been indicted by a Shenandoah County grand jury on several charges.
Umar Hassan Burley, 50, of 1722 Aberdeen Road, 2nd floor, Baltimore, was directly indicted Wednesday on three charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer stemming from a pursuit and arrest involving a Mount Jackson police officer, a state police trooper and state police first sergeant.
Burley was also directly indicted on the use of a firearm in an attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, shooting an occupied marked law enforcement vehicle, use of a firearm while using a motor vehicle and brandishing a firearm.
Burley was also directly indicted on more charges of felony eluding and two counts of failure to report property damage from a traffic rash.
On March 2, during a hearing in Rockingham County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Judge Anthony Bailey found probable cause for charges of felony malicious wounding and felony attempted murder against Burley to advance to the Rockingham County Circuit Court. Prosecutors there plan to present those cases to a grand jury on Monday.
It will be the second time prosecutors will seek indictments against Burley. On Jan. 19, Rockingham County prosecutors sought and received indictments on two felony counts of attempted capital murder of a police officer, felony shooting at an emergency vehicle and felony use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Burley faces up to life in prison.
The investigation into Burley began at about 9:50 a.m. Dec. 10 when officers responded to a shooting at the Motel 6 on South Main Street in Harrisonburg.
The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville and later released.
Burley fled the scene in a U-Haul truck on Interstate 81, leading police to Woodstock when state police vehicles forced him to stop on the south shoulder of the road in the 22000 block of U.S. 11. Burley is being held without bond at the Rockingham County Jail.
The Shenandoah County grand jury also indicted:
• Justin Menefee, 28, of 2828 Savannah Road, Galax, on an assault charge and a malicious wounding charge. A general district court judge certified the malicious wounding charge to the grand jury after a hearing on Monday, and the assault charge came as a direct indictment.
Menefee is accused of stabbing a 32-year-old Strasburg man on Feb. 3 in the area of 390 E. King St., Strasburg, after seeing the victim smoking a cigarette with Menefee’s wife, according to the criminal complaint. Menefee left the scene in a truck but police were able to stop him.
• Robin Elaine Heidt, 48, of 19 E. Old Barn Road, Luray, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.
• Travis Daniel Higgins, 27, of 179 Lemley St., Strasburg, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.
• Michael David Hall, 43, of 413 W. Spring St., Woodstock, on three counts of breaking and entering.
• Benjamin Lopez, Jr., 31, of 769 Sundance Mountain Road, New Market, on a charge of receiving stolen items valued at less than $1,000 while having two prior larceny convictions.
• Mary Margaret Hinkle, 72, of 825 Susan Ave., on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.
• Dan Ingham, 49, of 89 Woodstock Lane, Woodstock, on a charge of driving while under the influence while having a previous felony violation.
• Tranea Young, 29, of 3158 51st St., Apt. 60, Woodside, New Jersey, on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and distribution of less than a 1/2-ounce of marijuana.
• Frank Jorge Cabrera, 61, of 108 Kadies Lane, Edinburg, on a charge of making a false statement in connection with purchasing a firearm.
• Melissa Dawn Bosley, 35, of 6005 Gospel St., Mount Jackson, on two counts of threatening to burn or bomb a structure.
• Jeanie Marie Baker-Smoot, 36, of 221 W. King St., Strasburg, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.
Daily News-Record staff Writer Pete DeLea contributed to this report.