County's drug court coordinator arrested on assault charges

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CUMBERLAND — A city man serving as Allegany County's drug court coordinator was arrested Friday following an alleged assault of his girlfriend at a Frederick Street residence, according to the Cumberland Police Department.

Travis Lee Lindner, 32, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and false imprisonment before he was ordered jailed without bond by a district court commissioner. Bail review by a district court judge was scheduled Tuesday afternoon.

He was arrested after the victim reportedly sought medical treatment at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, police said.

The victim reportedly told police she was assaulted by Lindner, her boyfriend, who choked her to near unconsciousness and then threw her to the floor.

Medical staff at the hospital reportedly observed the victim's injuries, which were consistent with her allegations, police said.

The Times-News was not immediately able to determine Lindner's employment status in the aftermath of the arrest.

The grant-funded drug court coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day planning, development, management, monitoring and coordination of Allegany County Circuit Court's problem-solving court program, according to a job description for the position published July 2018. 

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