Police arrest three men in connection with shooting

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Officers with the Cumberland Police Department said they arrested three people in connection with a shooting in Cumberland. One of them was a minor and he is being charged as an adult.

Officers said on January 26th three men tried to break into a home at Jane Frazier Village in Cumberland.

Police said the men couldn’t get inside the home and they fired a shot at the residents. However, no one was injured.

Two days later, on January 28th officers arrested 16-year-old Jason Crawford. He is facing a slew of charges as an adult, including armed robbery, first degree assault, use of a firearm during a felony, and multiple related charges.

“In accordance with Maryland law, when a juvenile is in between the ages of 16 and 18 and they commit the crime of first degree assault, they are to be charged as an adult,” Lt. Chuck Ternent said.

On Monday, 39 days after the crime, officers arrested Dajaun Pendergast and Tavante Jones. Pendergast and Jones were also charged with armed robbery, first degree assault, use of a firearm during a felony, and other related charges.

Officers said they were able to nail down these suspects with the help of witnesses and surveillance video.

“The success of this case was a result of community involvement. The Cumberland Police Department would like to remind you to report any suspicious activity,” Lt. Ternent said.

Officers said Crawford and Pendergast are being held on no bond.

Jones is being held on a $75,000 dollar bond.

All three are currently being held at the Allegany County Detention Center.

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