Baltimore County Police say a northwest Baltimore man is in critical but stable condition at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after suffering a head injury while resisting arrest in Towson.
The man, whose identity has not been released by county police because he has not yet had a bail hearing, was arrested in the 500 block of Castle Drive in Towson at 12:25 a.m. June 26 after police responded to a domestic violence incident at the location on June 24.
Police said that at 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, officers were sent to the location to respond to a report of a man beating a woman. The woman said she let the man into the apartment even though she had obtained a domestic violence protection order preventing contact on Wednesday, June 20, police said.
The woman told officers the man had punched her, police said. When officers tried to arrest the man, he broke away and fled.
Police obtained a warrant charging the man with a violation of a protective order, second degree assault and resisting arrest, and went to the apartment to serve the warrant at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday, June 26.
Police said the woman told officers he wasn't there, but officers saw the man through a window and entered to arrest him. The man hid in a "very narrow closet," police said, and refused to come out.
Then, police said the man "began reaching for something under clothing on the floor and pushed the officer in the chest," causing the officer to fall back. The officer and suspect struggled, and the officer ultimately hit the man in the head with his flashlight.
According to a summary of events provided by the police department, the officer was aiming for the man's arm, but he moved.
The man continued to resist, and another officer placed him under arrest after threatening to use a Taser on the man. Once the man was in custody, officers saw a cut on his head.
Police said the man "was conscious and talking, but complained that his head hurt."
He was transported to GBMC for treatment, but police said his condition deteriorated after his arrival at the hospital.
The man was also charged with second degree assault on an officer stemming from the incident.