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Cumberland Man Arrested For 2nd Degree Assault

August 3rd, 2018 by WCBC Radio

At approximately 2245 hours, officers responded to the 700 block of Lafayette Avenue for a report of a fight.  Officers arrived and learned that an assault occurred at nearby residence prior to their arrival.  Officers made contact with a female and a male subject who reside there along with an independent witness.  It was discovered through the investigation that the female victim had been assaulted and property inside the residence was destroyed.  Once the investigation was completed Shawn Wayne Getson was taken into custody and charged with the assault.  Getson was transported to Police Headquarters where he was processed before being taken to the District Court Commissioner’s Office for a hearing.  Getson was later released from custody pending trial in District Court.


 Shawn Wayne Getson, age 44 of Cumberland, MD

Charge: 2nd Degree assault

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