A Sykesville man is being held without bond at the Carroll County Detention Center after allegedly choking and striking a woman in New Windsor on Friday.
Mark Louis Hall, 55, of the 1400 block of Underwood Road in Sykesville, is charged with one count each of first-degree assault and second-degree assault, according to online court records.
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home in New Windsor at about 12:30 a.m. Friday and spoke with a woman who told police that Hall had assaulted her, according to charging documents.
The woman told police that Hall had arrived at the home “intoxicated,” and choked her for about 60 seconds and struck her in the face before she was able to kick him off of her and he left the premises in a blue Dodge Caravan, according to charging documents.
Police noted in the charging documents that the woman had bruising along her neck and swelling around her left eye and lower lip.
Police returned at about 4 a.m. that same morning after receiving a call that Hall had returned to the home in New Windsor and police found Hall sitting in the Caravan, according to charging documents.
When asked about the alleged assault, Hall told police that he and the woman had gotten into an argument and that the woman had gotten out of control, according to charging documents. He allegedly told police he “put his hands around her so he could keep her away from him,” saying he placed his hands on her neck but did not choke her, according to charging documents.
Hall was arrested and taken to the detention center.
Hall was held without bond as of Tuesday evening, awaiting a preliminary hearing in Carroll County District Court scheduled for June 26, according to online court records.