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Neglect of Child Charges Filed Against two Cumberland Women

January 8th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

On Friday officers of the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 200 block of Maryland Avenue for a report of an unattended child. Upon officers arrival they observed an unsecured residence and entered to check on the well being of the child. Once inside officers observed a young juvenile to be alone inside the residence without any supervision. After an extended period of time Jessica Jones and Kristin August returned to the residence. The officers continued their investigation and determined that the juvenile had been unattended for an extended period of time and that the juvenile was not being properly cared for. Kristen and Jessica were both placed under arrest and taken before a District Court Commissioner where Jessica and Kristin were both released on their own recognizance.


Arrest: Kristin Susan August, age 22, Cumberland Maryland.


Arrest: Jessica Alexis Jones, age 29, Cumberland Maryland.


Charges: Neglect of a Minor, and Confine Unattended Child.