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Sykesville man charged with assault, violation of protective order

Sykesville man charged with assault, violation of protective order
Eugene Wayne Duto was charged Nov. 12, 2018 after he allegedly assaulted a woman and violated a final protective order. (Contributed)

A Sykesville man was charged Monday, Nov. 12, after he allegedly assaulted a woman who had a protective order against him.

Eugene Wayne Duto, 48, of the 3000 block of Robin Hood Way, was charged with one count each of second-degree assault and violating a protective order. He is being held without bond according to electronic court records on Tuesday.

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According to the statement of charges, a deputy from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in Westminster around 1:20 a.m. Monday. Upon arriving at the home, the deputy made contact with Duto, who explained he had been arguing with a woman inside.

The woman told the deputy that the argument escalated to a physical altercation, according to the statement, and that Duto dumped all of her belongings around the house, blocked her from leaving the residence, and pushed her down onto a bed and used his forearm to hold her down, causing her to struggle to breathe.

The deputy observed redness and marks on the woman’s face while speaking with her, according to the statement.

According to the report, the woman also told the deputy that a protective order was in place between her and Duto, and the deputy found Duto had violated a final protective order.

A trial is scheduled for Feb. 6, 2019.

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