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Home Invasion leaves couple injured

November 26th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

An Oakland man remains jailed without bond after he allegedly forced his way into a state Route 135 residence and assaulted the elderly couple who lived there, causing serious injuries to both, authorities said.

Brennon Charles Crosby, 21, was arrested after Garrett County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call from the female victim, who had managed to escape to call for help.

Crosby was charged with home invasion, burglary, first-degree assault, malicious destruction of property, disturbing the peace and three counts of second-degree assault.


Crosby remained jailed Friday at the Garrett County Detention Center without bond, pending a bail review hearing in district court.

The victims, ages 75 and 73, were taken by the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad to the Garrett Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries, deputies said.

The 911 call was made to the Garrett County emergency center Thursday at 1:44 a.m. after Crosby allegedly forced entry into the couple's residence located in the 4000 block of Maryland Highway in the Deer Park area.

When deputies arrived at the victims' residence, they reportedly found Crosby on the porch with the male victim, who was attempting to restrain Crosby from entering the residence.

The victim identified Crosby as the intruder and deputies made the arrest despite Crosby's efforts to resist being taken into custody, police said.

Further investigation at the scene determined that just before the 911 call Crosby was reportedly present at a nearby residence where he ingested alcohol and prescription medication, police said. The Cumberland Times News Crosby left that residence, walked to the victims' nearby home and attempted to gain entry by damaging a section of the residence and pounding on the front door, police said.


Crosby forced entry into the dwelling when the female victim partially opened the door.

"Crosby then started assaulting the female resident inside the home by throwing her on the floor multiple times," said a police spokesman.

The female victim retreated to a bedroom where Crosby allegedly continued to assault her.

The male occupant then intervened and was allegedly assaulted "multiple times" inside the residence. The female victim ran from the property and called 911, according to the sheriff's office.

Maryland State Police also responded to the scene.

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