Three Sought in Robbery
Three people are being sought in the armed robbery of the Brass Kactus bar on East Offutt Street yesterday morning. An employee, who also serves as the bookkeeper, arrived just after 5 a.m., only to be confronted by three suspects, including one who displayed a small handgun. The employee was struck in the head, and the suspects demanded money. The fled the bar on foot, and the direction of travel was unknown. Only limited information about the suspects was provided; the employee says the three were wearing black ski masks. Anyone with information is asked to contact the C3I Unit, Cumberland City Police or Allegany/Mineral County Crimesolvers.
Stabbing Incident Investigated
The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported stabbing on Bear Hill Road early yesterday morning. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident. Cumberland resident Jacob Lewis was arrested and charged with several counts, including first and second-degree assault. He was held on $25,000 bond. The investigation is continuing, with several additional arrests anticipated.
Grand Jury Indicts FSU Student
An Allegany County grand jury has indicted 23-year old Shanee Liggins of Waldorf on a charge of first-degree murder, in connection with the death of 19-year old Kortneigh McCoy earlier this month . Ms. Liggins has told police that someone else stabbed Ms. McCoy; she has retained the same private defense team who defended former FSU student Tyron Hall against murder charges. Hall is serving five years in prison for manslaughter.
Garrett Stabbing Suspect Held on Bond
Kendall Lowers, who is charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of Oakland resident William Sachs on Sunday, remains jailed on a quarter-million dollars bond. The stabbing occurred early Sunday morning in a wooded area off Hutton Road. Sachs was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, and is being listed in fair condition. A bail review set the amount at $250,000, during a hearing yesterday afternoon.
Cause of Fire Remains Undetermined
The cause of Sunday’s fire on St. Paul Drive remains undetermined, but it is known it originated in a bathroom sink. The property, owned by Karen Little, was occupied by Steve Jewell. One person suffered mild smoke inhalation, but refused to be taken to the hospital. The 1:09 p.m. fire was discovered by a neighbor.
Cat Poisonings Investigated
The latest poisoning of a pet cat in the Constitution Park area is being probed, and is related to the killing of at least 20 others over this past summer. C3I has entered the investigation. County Emergency Management Chief Dick Devore says he cannot disclose much information because of the ongoing investigation, and has declined to say whether any suspects have been identified.
Man Arrested in Disturbance
Cumberland City Police arrested a Cumberland man this past weekend, on charges of disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct. Thirty-two year old Paul Goetz is accused of kicking a door and causing a disturbance in the 500-block of Maryland Avenue. He was asked to leave, but refused to do so; he was placed under arrest and held without bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.
Keyser To Host Town Hall Meeting
The city of Keyser will host a town hall meeting on December 8th, addressing substance abuse in Mineral County. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Davis Hall on the campus of Potomac State College. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Jessica Blizzard at (304)-788-9099. Seating is limited. There will be information resource tables available, as well as a question and answer period.