Cumberland Times-News

December 27, 2013

Two city residents arrested for assault

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — A Cumberland man and woman arrested Thursday were charged with assaulting and robbing a man after they followed him out of a business where he had just purchased alcoholic beverages on Dec. 17.

Timothy Lee Hairston, 33, was in the Allegany County Detention Center Friday on a bond of $7,500. The bond for Tara Lee Crawford, 27, is $3,000.

Each was charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, second-degree assault and theft.

City police allege that Crawford asked the victim to give her the beverages he had just bought at an East Union Street store. Hairston is said to have gotten behind the victim, pushing him down and taking beverages and a small amount of currency.

Authorities used video surveillance to identify the suspects.

Police said the victim was not injured.