A Mount Airy man was arrested Sunday, Dec. 2, after he allegedly tried to strangle a woman twice.
Kyle Robert Groveston, 23, of the 13900 block of West Annapolis Court, was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree assault. He is being held without bond as of Monday, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of probable cause, Westminster police responded to a report of assault on East Main Street shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday. When the officer arrived, a woman opened the door and appeared fearful to leave the apartment, according to the report.
A door in the apartment had been kicked in, food was on the walls and the bedroom was in disarray, according to the statement. Groveston told police it was just an argument and he was leaving, the report states, but the woman said he had attempted to strangle her twice after an altercation that occurred during a gathering of friends.
The officer wrote in the report that the woman appeared to have multiple abrasions in the form of fingerprints on her neck, and that her face was flushed and her eyes were bloodshot, but her voice was not raspy. She refused medical treatment, according to the statement.
While en route to the Carroll County Detention Center, the report states, Groveston became irate and banged his head on the cage of the patrol vehicle five times.