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Cumberland Couple Arrested After Assault and Stabbing Escalate Domestic Dispute

Cumberland Police Department police vehicle.

CUMBERLAND, MD – Yesterday, officers from the Cumberland Police Department were called to the 100 block of Springdale Street following a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers discovered Keith Shoemaker with serious injuries. Further investigation revealed that Keith and his wife, Kelly Shoemaker, had been involved in a heated argument that turned physical, with Kelly stabbing Keith twice during the altercation.

Kelly was subsequently arrested on charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.

In a surprising turn of events, Keith became enraged and started to assault the arresting officers. After a brief struggle, he was placed under arrest and charged with four counts of second-degree assault, obstructing and hindering, resisting arrest, failure to obey, and disorderly conduct.

Keith was transported to a local medical facility for treatment, and both individuals were later taken to the Allegany County Detention Center to await their initial court appearance.


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