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Cumberland Police Make Assault Arrests

May 3rd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On Monday, May 2, 2016 Officers of the Cumberland Police Department were called to a Williams Street residence for an assault in progress.  Upon arrival Officers located the suspect, Taryn Hartley-George.  Officers also spoke to the victim.  The victim stated he was upstairs inside of his residence when he heard someone enter the residence.  He walked downstairs and observed Taryn Hartley-George inside the residence.  An argument ensued and he advised Hartley-George to leave.  She refused and he attempted to escort her out of the residence.  At this point Hartley-George then grabbed the victim and began to scratch him with her fingernails.  The victim suffered injuries to the back of his neck and his left shoulder.  Hartley-George did not have any injuries.  Hartley-George was then placed under arrest and was transported to the Cumberland Police Department.  Hartley-George was processed and transported to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a hearing.  She was released on her personal recognizance.


Taryn Hartley-George, age: 32, of Cumberland, MD

Charges: Assault: Second Degree


Assault Arrest:

On Monday, May 2, 2016 at approximately 2:20 pm Cumberland Police Officers responded to the area of the McMullen Bridge in regards to a possible sexual assault.  Upon arrival Officers located and spoke to the victim.  She stated she was walking on a ramp from Henderson Avenue to the top of the McMullen Bridge.   While walking she observed an African American male walking toward her.  As the male passed her he allegedly turned around and grabbed the victim’s private areas on top of the clothing.  The victim screamed and struggled to get away from the male.  She stated the male laughed and walked away.  The victim described the suspect to the Officers.  Other Officers in the area were quickly able to locate a possible suspect.  The suspect, Larry Brown, was positively identified by the victim.  Brown was then placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Cumberland Police Department where he was charged and processed.  He was transported to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a hearing.  He was then remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center and ordered held without bond.


Larry L. Brown, 38, of Cumberland, MD

Charges: Second Degree Assault and Fourth Degree Sex Offense-Sexual Contact

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April 22nd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On April 21, 2016 Cumberland City Police served an arrest warrant on Nicole Allison Devore, age 42 of Cumberland, Maryland.  On April 20, 2016 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department took an assault complaint at police headquarters.  The male victim informed officers that he was struck in the face several times by Devore.  As a result of this complaint being filed, charges were applied for at District Court.  Devore was processed, served and taken before the District Court Commissioner.  Devore was released on her own personal recognizance.


Arrested: Nicole Allison Devore                      Age: 42 of Cumberland, MD

Charges: 2 counts of 2nd Degree Assault.


Assault Arrest


On April 21, 2016 officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to 302 Furnace Street in reference to a disturbance.  Upon the officers arrival they were advised by the residents that Brandon Simpson, who was intoxicated, arrived at their residence.  The residents stated that Simpson started causing problems and they wished to have him removed.  Officers were informed by a male resident that he had already attempted to remove Simpson, but he was punched in the face.  During the altercation, the window to the residence was broken.  Simpson was placed under arrest at the scene and transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing.  Simpson was taken before the District Court Commissioner.  Simpson was released on his own personal recognizance.


Arrested: Brandon Arthur Simpson                     Age: 24 of Cumberland, MD

Charges: 2nd Degree Assault and Destruction of Property.

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