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Cumberland Man Sentenced To Six Years For Assault

November 18th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

 Allegany County States Attorney Michael Twigg announced on Wednesday,  that Brian Ellsworth Johnson, 51 of Cumberland, was sentenced in Allegany County Circuit Court for convictions of second degree assault and reckless endangerment following a jury trial in July of this year.  The Honorable Gary G. Leasure, retired Judge of the Circuit Court, sentenced Johnson to six years in the Maryland Department of Corrections. The case stemmed from a December 2014 incident, in which Johnson, a passenger in a vehicle traveling down Braddock Road in Cumberland, assaulted the driver with a knife. According to Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean, who prosecuted the case, “The victim is fortunate he did not sustain serious injuries, and that he was able to prevent a major accident.  The motive for the attack is still unknown.”  The case was investigated by the Cumberland City Police Department and C3I.  Johnson was represented during the trial by David Schram of the Public Defender’s Office.

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