A Sykesville man was arrested Friday after he allegedly threw a woman to the ground and choked her.
Matthew David Click, 30, of the 600 block of Blankner Road, was charged with one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and false imprisonment. He is being held without bond following a Monday bail review, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of probable cause, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence for a reported assault Thursday night and were initially unable to make contact with anyone. After several minutes, they made contact with a woman who appeared “distraught.”
The woman told deputies that she had been involved in a verbal argument with Click. The altercation became physical when he “slammed” her to the ground, causing the back of her head to hit the ground several times. He then forced her to strike him in the nose so that he could say that she had hit him, according to the statement.
When deputies first arrived, the woman said Click held his hand over her mouth and throat so that she could not alert anyone to her presence or call for help. During this time she struggled to breathe. Click released her when he left to hide elsewhere in the residence, according to the statement.
Deputies observed marks on the woman’s throat and bleeding abrasions to her arms, according to the statement.
Click was located and taken into custody, according to the statement.
No court scheduling information was available as of 8 p.m. Monday.