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City man arrested for False Report

September 21st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Police served an Arrest Warrant on Brian Elsworth Johnson, age 58, of Cumberland, MD.  The Warrant charged Johnson with False Statement to a Police Officer, Obstructing Justice, and Obstructing and Hindering.  The charges stemmed from an investigation regarding false allegations that Johnson made.  On September 5th, 2022, Johnson arrived at the Cumberland Police Station to report that he had been assaulted by a female, and that a knife had been involved.  Johnson showed Officers injuries that he had sustained.  As a result, an application of charges was filed on the female suspect and she was ultimately arrested.  At the female’s bond review, Johnson advised the court that these events had not occurred.  He was interviewed a second time, this time admitting that the original events had not occurred.  An application of charges was then filed on Johnson due to his false report to the police and a Warrant was issued.  Johnson was taken to Central Booking for his initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner and released on a $3,000 Unsecured Bond.

Arrested:  Brian Elsworth Johnson  Age: 58  Cumberland, MD
Charges:  False Statement to a Police Officer, Obstructing Justice, and Obstructing and Hindering