Westminster man charged with intoxicated endangerment

A Westminster man was arrested after he allegedly struck a woman and caused property damage.

Robert William Bodan, 56, of the unit block of Pennsylvania Avenue, was charged with seven counts including two counts of second-degree assault and one count of intoxicated endangerment. He was being held on $10,000 bail awaiting a Tuesday bail review as of 5 p.m. Monday, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of probable cause, officers of the Westminster Police Department responded to a Westminster residence on Sunday, Aug. 5, where they observed Bodan damaging a car using a bat or pole. Upon police arrival, he went inside the residence. Another individual on scene attempted to let police into the residence and Bodan attempted to stop her, throwing items and using force.

When police entered the residence, he retreated to the basement where he threatened police if they entered the area. While Bodan was speaking with one officer through an open window in the basement, two additional officers began to descend the stairs. When Bodan began throwing items at them, the third officer deployed a Taser through the window, successfully striking him, according to the statement.

Police spoke to a woman on-scene who said Bodan had struck her following an argument while he was intoxicated. He then caused damage to property in the residence and a vehicle, she said, according to the statement.

Bodan was transported to Carroll Hospital where he continued to act disorderly. He was then taken to Carroll County Central Booking, according to the statement.

A court date is scheduled for Oct. 17.

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