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City man arrested on assault charges

April 14th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

On Saturday, 12:24 AM, officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to a Valley Street residence in reference to a domestic disturbance involving a male subject with a knife.  Upon arrival, officers contacted the male subject, Joseph Garris, and detained him.  Officers spoke with the caller who reported that Garris chased her and her friend around with a knife.  The alleged victims explained that Garris grabbed a knife from the kitchen and threatened to kill them.  Garris then approached them and chased them around the house while making slashing movements with the knife.  Garris exited the residence when the police were called and one of the victims was able to lock all of the doors.  No injuries were reported.  Garris was arrested and transported to the police station for processing.  Garris is awaiting his initial appearance at the time of this release.


ARRESTED:  Joseph Westley Garris              AGE:  39          Cumberland, MD

CHARGES:  Reckless Endangerment (x2),  Assault-2nd Degree (x2) 

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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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