Robbery, Stabbing Suspect Captured in Charles County
A man accused of assaulting, stabbing and robbing a Cumberland cab
driver in mid-November, has been captured in Charles County, Maryland.
Terry Allen Craig was taken into custody, following a C3I investigation,
which included interviews with several witnesses and a review of
surveillance video. He was charged with armed robbery, kidnapping,
first-degree assault, theft and related charges. Craig was returned to
Cumberland over the weekend to face the charges.
Retired Officer Dies in Two-Car Wreck
Retired Cumberland City Police Officer Wallace Bruce “Wally” Keller
died in a two vehicle accident Friday afternoon at the intersection of
Industrial Boulevard and Lamont Street. Keller had attempted to cross
both the east and westbound lanes of the boulevard, when his car was
struck by another, driven by Linda Sue Hoover of Windber, Pennsylvania.
Keller later died at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. The
accident is under investigation.
Cumberland Man Held on $3,000 Bond
Cumberland City Police arrested Carl Spates Stallings, following a
disturbance complaint on Golden Lane early Saturday morning. Police had
been to the home two hours earlier, when Stallings refused to leave.
When they returned, he was arrested for disorderly conduct and
trespassing. He was taken to District Court for an initial appearance
and held on $3,000 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.
Authorities Continue Investigation of Body Found in Bedford County
More information is expected to be released on the body of a woman who
was found in Bedford County last week. Hunters discovered the remains
between Shadyside Drive and Mickey Lane in Bedford Township. Authorities
cordoned off the area which was excavated by a forensics team from
Mercyhurst College and the Hollidaysburg Forensic Services Unit. About
22 people were on the scene, which is near the Midway Service Plaza.
Berlin Man Killed in Accident
Berlin resident Jeremy Miller and George Brodmerkel of Sewickley were
killed in a two vehicle crash late Friday morning. The accident occurred
along Route 31, about two miles from the Somerset County line, as
Miller’s car collided with another, driven by Brodmerkel. Miller was
apparently on his way to work in the Mount Pleasant area. The crash
remains under investigation.
West Virginia Plans for Special Session
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin says there will be a special
session of the legislature this month to make changes in the regulatory
bill for natural gas drilling in Marcellus Shale. The special session
will begin next Monday, with Governor Tomblin indicating that the
$10,000 permit fee in the proposed legislation for the first well on a
pad may be lowered, but a 625-foot distance from an unoccupied dwelling
for the drilling sites, most likely will stay in the bill. The regular
2012 West Virginia Legislative Session begins next month.