Cumberland police arrest two suspects after victim is allegedly assaulted with a handgun


Two people were arrested on Monday after allegedly assaulting a person with a handgun.

Officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 600 block of Maryland Avenue for reports of a person being assaulted with a handgun, just after 7:30pm.

On scene officers learned that two males fled on foot.

After receiving clothing descriptions from the victim officers located two suspects near Putman Street that matched the description.

Officers say they made contact with the suspects and identified them as Tracy Williams and Micah Cheeves of Cumberland, Md.

While attempting to pat the suspects down for weapons, officers say Williams attempted to flee the scene. After a brief struggle ensued they placed him in restraints. Cheeves was detained without incident.

Williams was found in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun.

Officers say a witness of the assault on Maryland Avenue was transported to Putman Street and was able to positively identify the two suspects.

Through investigation police say they learned Cheeves and Williams approached the victims and demanded them to empty their pockets. They say once one of the victims was placed on the ground he was struck in the head with the weapon several times.

The victim was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for non life threatening injuries.

Williams is being held on a $100,000 bond and Cheeves on a $70,000 bond.

Williams was also found to have an active arrest warrant from Prince George’s County, Md.  for 2nd degree assault.

Police say Williams is charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of 1st degree assault, three counts of 2nd degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, possessed a firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence, being in the possession of ammunition after being prohibited from possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, obstructing and hindering, handgun on person, use of a firearm in commission of a crime of violence, and disorderly conduct.

Cheeves has been charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of 1st degree assault, two counts of 2nd degree assault, and disorderly conduct.

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