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Assault Yields One Arrest at Train Station

August 9th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

On August 9, 2019 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the area of the Western Maryland Train Station for a reported assault involving a weapon.  Upon the officers arrival they located a male victim and several witnesses standing near the foot bridge leading to Greene Street.  The male victim had several serious injuries to his face, arms and hands.  There was notable amounts of blood on the sidewalk were the assault took place.  Officers also noted a metal cane lying near the scene that was broken into several pieces.  Officers later learned that the cane was used in the assault against the victim.  While speaking with the victim, officers were advised that a group of people to include the suspect were drinking near the train tracks when the suspect only identified as Ivan attempted to steal a drink from the victim.  The suspect who became enraged grabbed the metal cane and began to beat the victim causing the cane to break into several pieces.  The Cumberland City Fire Department arrived on the scene and transported the victim to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.  The suspect was later located in the area by officers.  The suspect identified himself to police as Ivan Valentin.  As officers questioned the suspect about his name, he was unable to spell his first or last name.  The suspect was placed under arrest at the scene and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing.  Once officers arrived back at police headquarters they were able to identify the suspect as Jose Antonio Valentin-Escobar.  Officers found that Escobar was wanted in several different states but those states would not extradite.  Escobar was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner.   Escobar was held in the Allegany County Detention Center on a Temporary Commitment.

Arrested: Jose Antonio Valentin-Escobar                                    Age: 38 of Cumberland, Maryland

Charges: 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Theft less than $100, Destruction of Property, Obstructing and Hindering, False name to Avoid Arrest.

3 Responses to “Assault Yields One Arrest at Train Station”

  1. August 09, 2019 at 9:38 am, kevin said:

    The other states won’t extradite, hmmm. Maybe we could just take him there and drop him off at the nearest police station? Think of it as cost shifting.


  2. August 09, 2019 at 12:36 pm, Brian Brady said:

    maybe we could take him to Baltimore and drop him off in a criminal Exchange program


  3. August 09, 2019 at 8:28 pm, Joe Wellberg said:

    Who are these states that won’t extradite. Trump should threaten these governors with arrest for aiding and abetting fugitives because they go to places that want them out including Mr Escobar. I wonder why the USA closed off countries from allowing its citizens access into the USA for the same crap as states


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