A Westminster man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly violated a protective order and struck a police officer during an arrest.
Michael Keith Bowden Jr., 27, of the 1100 block of Valen Court, was charged with one count each of disorderly conduct, malicious destruction of property less than $1,000, second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer and violating a protective order. He is being held without bond following a Monday bail review, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of probable cause, police responded to a Sykesville residence for a report that Bowden had entered the residence contrary to a protective order.
A Maryland State Police trooper located Bowden and placed him under arrest. He continued to act disorderly and yell obscenities, according to the statement, and was placed in a patrol car, where he continued to kick at the interior as the trooper spoke with others on scene.
Police began to transfer Bowden to a Sykesville police car, at which time he “passively resisted,” going limp and needing to be carried. As the group approached the vehicle, he sprung up and jumped at the door of the car with both feet, creating a dent in the door. Police brought him to the ground, but he proceeded to strike an officer of the Sykesville Police Department in the groin, according to the statement.
A court date is scheduled for Nov. 21.