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June 24th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

On Sunday, June 23, 2024 at approximately 2:26 AM, an officer of the Cumberland Police Department was on patrol in the area of Pershing Street and S. Mechanic Street when he observed a large crowd that had formed outside of a business.  As the officer approached the crowd, he heard someone yell for help and observed a female fall to the ground.  A male suspect then began fleeing the scene on foot.  The officer caught up to the suspect and identified him as Braydien McKenize.  It was learned that McKenzie had assaulted a female subject.  The victim had sustained injuries.  McKenzie was placed under arrest and placed inside of a police cruiser.  There was still a large crowd gathered and people arguing.  Two subjects still causing a disturbance were identified as Kelsey Jenkins and Denarra Middleton.  Jenkins and Middleton were warned by police multiple times to stop creating a disturbance, but refused to listen to the officers.  They were placed under arrest and later released on criminal citations pending trial.  McKenzie was later seen by a District Court Commissioner and remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

ARRESTED:  Braydien Jenkins McKenzie        AGE: 22            Ridgeley, WV
CHARGES:  Assault-2nd Degree, Disorderly Conduct, Intoxicated Public Disturbance

ARRESTED:  Kelsey Dawn Jenkins           AGE: 30            Cumberland, MD
CHARGES:  Disorderly Conduct

ARRESTED:  Denarra Renee Middleton       AGE: 30            Cumberland, MD
CHARGES:  Disorderly Conduct