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June 2, 2014

Woman jumps from moving vehicle

CUMBERLAND —  A woman who had been arguing with the driver of a vehicle she was in told police that she jumped out to avoid being assaulted by him while they were traveling on Harrison Street on Sunday afternoon.

Cumberland Police charged Jeffrey A. Ward, 32, of Frostburg with second-degree assault after he returned to the scene where police found the woman sitting on the curb at about 2:30 p.m. Police had been flagged down by a witness.

The victim had injuries from the assault and from jumping out of the vehicle, police said. She told police that Ward had struck her and refused to stop the vehicle.

Ward was taken to district court and held on $3,500 bond.

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