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City Man arrested on Assault Charges

February 17th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

On Friday, February 16  at approximately 8:42 PM, the Cumberland Police Department responded to a Lowell Avenue in reference to a domestic assault.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they contacted two alleged victims who reported that they had been assaulted by David Lapp.  It was reported that Lapp became very upset and began arguing with one of the victims.  One of the victims advised that Lapp grabbed a ceramic plate and struck him in the side of the head.  Police observed that this victim had sustained injuries.  It was also reported that Lapp struck the other victim in the back of the head.  Lapp was placed under arrest and taken before the District Court Commissioner for a bond hearing.  Lapp was released on his personal recognizance pending trial.


ARRESTED:  David Joseph Lapp   AGE:  62     Cumberland, MD

CHARGES:  Assault-2nd Degree (x2)


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September 14th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland City Police officers Friday responded to a South Allegany Street residence in reference to a reported assault.  Upon arrival to the scene, officers located the victim in this case, and observed bleeding injuries.  The victim told officers that they had been assaulted by a family member and identified the suspect as Nelson Owen Williams, 41 of Cumberland.  Williams had already left the residence prior to officers arriving on the scene.  A short time later officers received a disturbance complaint in the Greene Street area and when they arrived they located Williams and found him to be involved in this disturbance.  As a result of these investigations, Williams was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department where he was charged with the following:

Assault Second Degree – 1 count

After processing, Williams was taken before an Allegany County District Court Commissioner for a bond hearing.  Williams was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a $3000.00 bond.

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