Cumberland Times-News

September 4, 2013

Indictment sought in NBCI stabbing case - 09/05

Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — The state will seek a grand jury indictment against an inmate of the North Branch Correctional institution in connection with last month’s stabbing of correctional officer Herbert Hilliard.

State’s Attorney Michael Twigg said Wednesday the investigation of the incident is ongoing and an indictment will be sought against NBCI inmate Richard Crawford in the case.

The Allegany County grand jury will convene in the middle of this month, Twigg said.

The officer suffered multiple stab wounds in the incident that occurred in a housing unit of the maximum-security NBCI located on U.S. Route 220 in Cresaptown.