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Gay Street Assault Arrest

April 2nd, 2024 by WCBC Radio

On Monday April 1st, 2024 at approximately 11:33 PM officers of the Cumberland Police Department and members of the Combined County Criminal Investigative Unit responded to 900 block of Gay Street for an assault investigation. Upon officer’s arrival they contacted the victim who advised they had been stabbed. Officers observed evidence of the assault and established a crime scene, a perimeter, and began interviewing witnesses to the incident. Throughout the officer’s investigation, and collection of evidence, they were able to identify the suspect as David Leon Powers of Cumberland Maryland. Officers were able to locate Powers at his residence, where he was subsequently placed under arrest. A search and seizure warrant was authored, and executed, where further evidence was located. Powers was remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center where he awaits his initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.

Arrest: David Leon Powers, age 62, Cumberland Maryland.
Charges: Assault First Degree, and Assault Second Degree.