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Westminster woman charged with assault

Kimberly Ann Malone
Kimberly Ann Malone

A Westminster woman has been charged with assault after allegedly punching a man in the face.

Kimberly Ann Malone, 50, is charged with one count of second-degree assault, according to electronic court records.

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At around 10:03 p.m. on Dec. 22, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home in the 1600 block of Carriage Hill Drive, Westminster, for a call of an assault.

Police first met with Malone, who allegedly told them that a man at the home and held her on the ground and poured wine on her head, according to charging documents, and police noted that there were wine stains on her clothes and the carpet, as well as redness on her neck. Malone also allegedly told police that the man would claim she had assaulted him, but that he had in fact scratched himself on the face, according to charging documents.

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When police spoke with the man, they first asked to see his fingernails, and note in the charging documents that they saw no evidence that he had scratched himself with his nails. But police did note in the documents that the man had a cut under his right eye with dried blood and bruising, along with another cut with dried blood on his right cheek as well as bruising on his cheek and neck.

According to the man’s account as described in the charging documents, Malone had allegedly pushed him from a seated position on a couch so that he landed on his left side, and then allegedly punched the man around 10 times on the right side of his head and neck. The man told police he then pushed Malone off of him, restrained her and poured a glass of wine on her head, according to charging documents.

Police then allegedly observed that the knuckles of Malone’s right hand were swollen and bruised, and that there was dried blood on her right pinky and ring finger, according to charging documents, and concluded she was the aggressor.

Malone was arrested and taken to Carroll County Central Booking and then released the following day, Dec. 23, after posting a $3,000 bail, according to electronic court records. She is next due in Carroll County District Court for a trial on Feb. 26, per the records.

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When reached for a comment Tuesday, Malone said that incident was a misunderstanding and that the victim, allegedly, would like to see the charge against her dropped.

“He’s already filed for the charges to be dropped. He signed a notarized letter to the state’s attorney,” Malone said. “It was just a mutual argument and the police took it to be more than that what it was.”

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