A Taneytown man was arrested and charged with two crimes Friday, July 6, after an alleged altercation.
Henry Zimmerman, 44, from the 100 Block of Carnival Drive, was charged with second-degree assault and intoxicated endangerment. He was held without bail Friday, before the decision was reversed and the court set bond at $1,000, which Zimmerman posted on Monday, electronic court records show.
According to a statement of probable cause prepared by Taneytown police, Zimmerman continuously provoked another man present at Zimmerman’s residence, “trying to pick a fight.”
The other man repeatedly asked Zimmerman to stop, but the 44-year-old kept “pushing him against” a counter, police said.
Zimmerman head-butted the other man at which point the two began to fight, police said.
A woman interjected, separating the two men, according to the statement. The two men then stepped outside to continue the fight, at which point neighbors got involved, separating them once more, police said.
The man and woman present at the address both said Zimmerman would not leave the man alone despite his asking Zimmerman to stop several times, police said. Both attested that Zimmerman had been drinking heavily and became belligerent, police said.
“It was just a dispute,” Zimmerman told the Times in a phone interview Monday. “Just an argument between two guys … and it got out of hand.”
A court date is scheduled for Sept. 19 at 8:45 a.m. in Carroll County District Court.