Suspect beaten up by resident during alleged home robbery

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Marcus Vaughn. (Cumberland Police Department)

Marcus Vaughn. (Cumberland Police Department)

CUMBERLAND, Md. — A Maryland man is bruised and behind bars after the resident of a home he allegedly tried to rob fought back.

Cumberland police responded to a report of breaking and entering Thursday morning in a home on Baltimore Avenue.

One of the residents, a 28-year-old woman told police she woke up around 6:30 a.m., to a loud knocking on the door. When she opened the door, the suspect, who was wearing a mask, showed a handgun and barged into the home.

When the woman screamed, it woke her 26-year-old husband. The husband walked into the living room and witnessed the suspect standing there with a handgun.

Police say the homeowner punched the suspect in the face twice before pushing him down a flight of stairs.

By the time police arrived, the suspect had fled the scene. The homeowner told police that the suspect would have facial injuries  as a result of the fight. Police alerted area hospitals to be on the lookout for a man with extensive facial injuries.

A short time later, police received a call from the Western Maryland Health System Regional Medical Center that a person had checked into the hospital with facial injuries.

After investigating the scene and using information gathered from interviews, police arrested Marcus Vaughn, 29, of Cumberland.

Vaughn was charged with attempted murder; assault; armed robbery and burglary.

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