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Cumberland Police Correct Name in Monday Press Release

April 14th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Police Department inadvertently named Melvin Maurice Gherel Tyson as being arrested on Sunday, April 11, 2021 as listed below. The correct name of the person who was arrested is MAURICE GHEREL TYSON, 27 years of age, Cumberland Maryland.


Assault Arrest


On Sunday, April 11th, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department responded Byrd Avenue residence for the report of a disturbance. When officers arrived, they could hear a male yelling. Officers were able to contact 2 residents who claimed that the male identified, as Melvin Maurice Tyson, had been inside wielding a knife at them and would not allow them to leave prior to police arriving. At this point, Tyson became uncooperative with officers resisted briefly while trying to arrest him. He was charged with 2 counts of 1st degree assault, 2 counts of 2nd, degree assault, and 2 counts of false imprisonment. Tyson was taken before the District Court Commissioner and was remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center held without bond.


Melvin Maurice Gherel Tyson, age; 27, Cumberland, Maryland.