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Man arrested in assault at Bel Air's Alice Ann park

A man was arrested in connection with an assault near downtown Bel Air earlier this week, while two others were recently charged in past assaults in Edgewood.

Justin Gregory Germroth, 31, of the 200 block of Wellington Court in Bel Air, was ordered held on $250,000 bail after he allegedly assaulted two other men, acquaintances of his, near the park in the 100 block of Alice Ann Street.

One of the victims said Germroth was walking in the park at about 9:18 p.m. on Sunday, seemingly under the influence of drugs or alcohol and yelling profanities, according to a statement of charges.

The victim said Germroth approached him and his girlfriend on the porch of the victim's home and allegedly tried to assault them by pushing their hands and arms, according to the statement.

The victim pushed Germroth back in self-defense and the altercation continued into the street, then the victim's girlfriend grabbed a baton to try to get Germroth to leave, according to the statement.

Germroth then allegedly threatened to get a gun and "kill you [expletive]," according to the statement.

The second victim, along with Germroth's brother, tried to help the first victim by talking to Germroth.

Germroth got in his car, with one victim standing in front of the vehicle and one standing behind it, holding the baton, according to the statement.

Germroth allegedly drove forward, hitting one man on his knee and knocking him to the ground. He was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for his injuries.

Germroth also put the vehicle in reverse, allegedly aiming at the second victim, who then hit the car and shattered the window with the baton, according to the statement.

Germroth allegedly sped off onto Bond Street and was later arrested at his home. He was charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree assault.

Edgewood assaults

Two Edgewood men were also arrested earlier this week for previous assaults that landed one man in shock trauma.

Paul Dezoun Douglas, 23, of the 800 block of Edgewater Drive, was arrested Monday in connection with a Sept. 1 incident in which another resident at the apartment complex there was found unconscious outside, according to a statement of charges.

The man, whose face was covered with blood, was flown to shock trauma and diagnosed with facial contusions and nasal bone fracture, according to the statement.

Witnesses told police the victim was beaten by several people, one of whom was identified as Douglas.

He was charged with first- and second-degree assault, and he was ordered held on $250,000 bail Tuesday.

Another man was ordered held without bail Tuesday after he failed to appear in court for a June 7 case in which he was charged with threatening police and resisting arrest while being detained for a domestic assault, according to the statement of charges.

Jemar Hurt, 33, of the 700 block of Rainbow Garden Court in Edgewood, was charged with second-degree assault and resisting arrest in the original incident at the home.

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