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Attempted Murder Arrest in Stabbing at Finan Center

October 14th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

On 10/14/13 at approximately 1000 hrs, troopers from the Maryland State Police, Cumberland Barrack responded to the Thomas B. Finan Center located at 10102 Country Club Rd, Cumberland, Maryland for a report of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, troopers were confronted with a combative suspect who was identified as Craig Harris Zello, 50 yr old, male, of Hagerstown, Maryland. After restraining Zello, troopers assisted medical staff with tending to the victim.

The victim was summoned to assist medical staff at the Finan Center with a combative patient (Zello). While trying to restrain Zillow, the victim was struck in the back of the head with a 7 inch galvanized spike, which was still lodged in his head. The victim was transported to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for serious injuries.

Zello was also transported to the WMRMC and for evaluation. After evaluation, Zello was transported to the Cumberland Barrack, processed, and charged for several criminal violations including: Attempted First and Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and weapons violations. Zello was then taken before a District Court Commissioner for a bond hearing and held without bond. Troopers were assisted by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office and the Cumberland City Fire Department.

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