Cumberland Times-News

Police Log

July 7, 2014

07/07 - Bedford Street incident ends with assault arrest

CUMBERLAND — Assault charges were filed early Saturday when a Cumberland man allegedly assaulted another man while armed with a broken piece of lumber.

Cumberland Police responding to the 1:15 a.m. complaint in the 800 block of Bedford Street broke up the altercation and then arrested David Ronald Lion Christifer, 48, on charges of attempted first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

Christifer was released Sunday from the Allegany County Detention Center after posting $8,500 bond set by a district court commissioner.

Police said the broken piece of wood allegedly wielded by the accused was “very sharp” and could have caused serious bodily injury.

Investigation determined the two men had fought over an earlier matter that had been reported to police.

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