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Arson Charges

July 13th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Arson Investigation At approximately 11:45 PM on July 11th, 2022 the Cumberland Fire Department was called to a business on White Oaks Ave for a fire in a dumpster, behind the business. The Cumberland Police were called to assist. Officers observed that several garbage cans were thrown around the parking lot and a window was also broken on an adjacent business. The State Fire Marshal’s Office was called to assist with the fire investigation. Officers with the Cumberland Police, along with the Fire Marshal spoke to employees of the business who advised that they had encountered a white male hiding behind the dumpster, earlier that evening. Video footage was obtained from the businesses and Police were able to identify James Robert Michael Langway, age 34, of Cumberland, MD. Langway was seen intentionally setting fire to the dumpster and damaging items in the parking lot. The State Fire Marshal’s Office applied for charges on Langway and an Arrest Warrant was issued, charging Langway with Second Degree Arson, two counts of Second Degree Malicious Burning, and Destruction of Property. The building sustained minor damage as well. The Cumberland Police located and arrested Langway on 7-12-22. He was taken to Central Booking for his initial appearance with the District Court Commissioner and was held without on a temporary bond. Langway was also served with a Criminal Summons charging him with Trespassing.