Cambridge police investigate kidnapping, life threatening assault against woman

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CAMBRIDGE, MD – Cambridge Police are investigating an incident that was reported on Tuesday after a woman walked into a bank and told employees she was being held hostage and in fear of her life.

The department reported that at 2:30 pm Cambridge police officers responded to 424 Dorchester Avenue, the Shore United Bank, in reference to a female subject walking in and advising employees that she was being held against her will and in fear for her life.

“Officers responded to the location and met with the female subject who advised on 2/7/22 at approximately 2:00 pm she heard a knock at her residence and before she could answer, the door was kicked open and a subject who she knows as Jeffrey Scott Cannon pushed her to the ground, sat on her chest and chocked her,” the department said in a statement. “The victim advised that Cannon repeatedly told her he was going to kill her. Cannon then took a steak knife and held it to her as he took her house and vehicle keys. The victim was made to go with Cannon to various places which included out of state. On 2/8/22 Cannon demanded the victim to go to the bank and remove $200.00. Once arriving at the bank and walking inside the victim requested help.”

Cannon, who was in the bank parking lot was detained and later arrested and charged with kidnapping, home invasion, armed robbery, robbery, assault, false imprisonment, and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. Cannon is currently being held in the Dorchester County Detention Center on no bond. The female victim did have visible signs of injury, however, did not see any medical treatment.

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