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Man Arrested In Connection With Alleged Home Invasion

October 2nd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On Saturday, an officer from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the 500 block of Eastern Avenue after the report of a disturbance. While enroute to the location, Officers were provided information that a weapon may be involved and the incident may be a burglary.

When officers arrived on the scene they encountered several people who were detained while the scene was made safe so an investigation could be conducted. One of the detained subjects identified as Brandon Simpson, Age 24, of Cumberland, Md, struggled with officers while they attempted to secure him. Once the scene was safe officers began an investigation into what had occurred.

The investigation reveled that Brandon Simpson had unlawfully entered a residence in 500 block of Eastern Ave. The male homeowner hearing the female homeowner screaming went to see what was going on. He then found Simpson running up the stairs of his residence. At this time he confronted Simpson and a physical altercation occurred inside the residence. The male homeowner was able to overpower Simpson and remove him from the residence. It was then learned that prior to Simpson entering the house he had attacked the female property owner at the door. Simpson assaulted her by punching and choking her causing substantial injuries.

The Cumberland Ambulance was summoned to the scene and tended to victim and Simpson. Both were transported to the Western Regional Medical Center for their injuries.  

Due to the severity of the incident, officers immediately applied for charges against Simpson through District Court and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Upon Simpson's release from the medical facility he was taken into custody by the Cumberland City Police.

Simpson was served with the Arrest Warrant and taken before the Commissioner for his Initial Appearance. After his Initial Appearance, Simpson was transported to the Allegany County Detention Center where he is held on $250,000 bond.

Arrested: Brandon A. Simpson

Charges: Home Invasion; Burglary Fourth Degree; Burglary Third Degree; Assault First Degree, 3 counts of Assault Second Degree; Disorderly Conduct; Disturb the Peace; Resist/ Interfere With Arrest

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