D.C. man charged with assault in Westminster

Jon Kelvey
Contact ReporterCarroll County Times

A Washington, D.C., man has been charged with second degree assault after allegedly using a brick to smash in the windshield of a car in Westminster on Tuesday.

Brandon Derrell Williams, 28, was charged with one count each of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property valued less than $1,000, according to electronic court records.

At around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to charging documents Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a man throw a brick into the windshield of a car stopped at the intersection of Court and Center streets in Westminster, causing the windshield to shatter.

Police pulled up next to the man as we walked on the sidewalk with a woman, “throwing his hands around, yelling loudly,” according to charging documents, and eventually detained, handcuffed and identified the man as Williams.

Williams allegedly told police that he had thrown the brick at the car because the driver had almost hit his girlfriend, according to charging documents.

The driver of the vehicle told police that Williams and the woman had stepped in front of his car and that he had stopped the vehicle “short of striking” the pair, according to charging documents.

Williams was arrested and taken to Carroll County Central Booking, from where he was released Wednesday after posting a $5,000 bail, according to electronic court records.

When reached by phone, Williams declined to comment for this story.

A court date for Williams is scheduled for Nov. 7 in Carroll County District Court.

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