Abingdon man charged with assaulting, trying to rob woman in wheelchair

An Abingdon man is charged with assaulting and trying to rob a woman in a wheelchair on his street Tuesday.

Gregory Kulis, 46, of the 300 block of Forsythia Court, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trespassing at the home of a 52-year-old woman also on that street.

Kulis came to her apartment at 6:16 p.m. on Tuesday, knocked on the door and, when the woman asked who was there, gave the name of a friend of hers, according to charging documents.

It is not clear from the charging documents whether the victim and suspect knew each other.

Kulis allegedly told her he had something for her, but she said she did not want anything and asked him to leave.

Kulis then said, "I know you have your meds," and when she said she did not, he cursed at her, pushed the door open and pushed her wheelchair, causing her to "fly backwards," according to the statement of charges.

The victim said she was scared and tried to push the front door, eventually pushing him out the door.

Kulis, however, told police he had come to ask if she was all right or needed cigarettes and offered to buy her products from the store.

During a bail review hearing Wednesday, Harford County District Court Judge Susan Hazlett ordered Kulis to be held on $50,000 bail and told him not to return to Forsythia Court.

Kulis is charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

Public defender Sarah Klemm said Kulis graduated from Bel Air High School, has not failed to appear in court and has only one conviction for a driving charge.

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