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CPD Makes Assault & Violation Of Protective Order Arrests

February 13th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

On February 11, 2017 at approximately 11:09 PM officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to a business in the 500 block of N. Centre Street for the report of a large disturbance.  Upon arrival officers observed numerous people behind the business involved in a disturbance.  Investigation revealed a fight had occurred inside the establishment between several subjects and continued outside.  It was learned Christopher Shawn Bowie was one of the people involved and had chased a person with a knife. Witnesses were interviewed and evidence was collected at the scene.  Two male subjects involved in the incident were taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  None of the injuries sustained were from a knife.  Bowie was arrested and taken to the Cumberland Police Department where he was charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Disorderly Conduct.  Bowie was taken before a District Court Commissioner where he was held on $2500.  He was taken to the Allegany County Detention Center to await his next court appearance.  Additional charges are pending in the incident.

Arrested: 

Christopher Shawn Bowie, age:  29, Cumberland, MD

Charges:  1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Disorderly Conduct

Warrant Arrest

On February 12, 2017 the Cumberland Police Served a Bench Warrant for Violation of Probation on Jason Mark Garlitz.  He was taken before a District Court Commissioner where he was held on $2500.  He was taken to the Allegany County Detention Center to await his next court appearance.

Arrested:

Jason Mark Garlitz, age:  25, Cumberland, Maryland

Charges:  Bench Warrant for Violation of Probation

Violation of Protective Order Arrest

On February 12, 2017 at approximately 10:53 PM, officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint in a parking lot of a business in the 400 block of Virginia Avenue.  Upon arrival officers located the vehicle and made contact with the male driver and a female passenger.  When contact was made with the driver, Anthony Jamar Strange, the officer observed an open container of alcohol in his lap.  Based on the officer’s observations he did not feel Strange could safely operate a motor vehicle.  Strange agreed to perform field sobriety tests, which he did not satisfactorily perform for the officer and he was placed under arrest for DWI.  While officers were conducting their investigation they learned there was an active protective order from the State of Virginia preventing Strange from being in the company of the female occupant that was in the vehicle.  It was also learned Strange had an active warrant for his arrest from Prince George’s County, Maryland.  Strange was taken to the Cumberland Police Department where he was charged with Driving While Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Attempting to Drive Vehicle While so far Impaired by Drugs and Alcohol, Driver Consuming Alcoholic Beverage in Passenger Area of Motor Vehicle on Highway, Attempting to Drive Motor Vehicle on Highway Without Required License and Authorization, and Violation of Protective Order.  The warrant was a Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear.  Strange was taken before a District Court Commissioner where he was held on $5000.  He was taken to the Allegany County Detention Center to await his next court appearance.  The warrant was used as a detainer pending extradition to Prince Georges County.  The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.

Arrested:

Anthony Jamar Strange, age:  34, Annandale, VA

Charges:  Driving While Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Attempting to Drive Vehicle While so far Impaired by Drugs and Alcohol, Driver Consuming Alcoholic Beverage in Passenger Area of Motor Vehicle on Highway, Attempting to Drive Motor Vehicle on Highway Without Required License and Authorization, Violation of Protective Order, and a Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear

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