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Woman Arrested for Animal Cruelty

April 15th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On Thursday, April 14, 2016 at approximately 6:23 pm Cumberland Police Officers responded to the area of Queen City Drive for a report of Animal Cruelty.  Upon the Officers arrival they spoke to a witness, who stated he observed a female, who was later identified as Ashley Dashiell, hitting a small dog.  The witness stated they observed Dashiell hit the small dog several times in the head and then attempt to place the dog in a trash can.  Officers then contacted Dashiell who was carrying a sealed black backpack.  At the time they contacted Dashiell she swung the backpack over her shoulder very quickly.  Officers asked her about the small dog at which time she took the backpack off of her shoulder and dropped it to the concrete sidewalk.  She then unzipped the fully closed backpack and revealed the small dog.  The dog appeared to be injured and was visibly shaking.  Dashiell had no food or water for the small dog.  Dashiell was then placed under arrest and was transported to the Cumberland Police Department.  Allegany County Animal Control was called and took custody of the small dog.  Dashiell was processed and transported to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office.  Dashiell was then remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center on $3,000 bond.


Ashley Anne Dashiell, age 36, of Cumberland, MD

Charges: Disorderly Conduct and Animal Cruelty

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