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City Man Charged with Assault

April 1st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, the Cumberland City Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Decatur St for the report of an assault. Upon arrival on scene, Officers contacted a female victim. The victim alleged that she and a male suspect, Andrew Wayne Dawson, had gotten into a verbal altercation inside the home. She advised the incident turned physical and Dawson shoved her to the ground, causing an injury to her leg. Dawson then left the scene on foot.

Officers were able to locate Dawson a short distance away from the home and take him into custody. Dawson was searched incident to arrest and he was found to be concealing multiple hypodermic syringes on his person, one of which caused injury to an officer on scene.

As a result of the incident, Dawson was charged Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment. He was taken before the District Court Commissioner for his Initial Appearance where he was released on his own personal recognizance.

Arrested:  Andrew Wayne Dawson         Age:  36, Cumberland MD

Charges: Assault 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment