A Taneytown woman and a Union Bridge man are facing criminal charges following an alleged violent dispute Saturday.
Scott Lee Stotler, 21, of the 200 block of Stem Road, was charged with two misdemeanors of theft less than $100 and possession of a controlled dangerous substance — not marijuana — and one felony charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.
Aspen Renee Conaway, 24, of the 4100 block of Walnut Grove Road, was charged with one count of assault in the second degree.
According to the statement of probable cause, Stotler and Conaway were about to leave a residence but before trying to exit, Stotler picked up a dog and moved it out of the way so they could exit. Conaway didn’t like the way Stotler moved the dog and jumped on his back.
Following a verbal warning, Stotler threw her to the ground and pinned her to the ground, after which Conaway proceeded to bite him, according to the statement. Stotler was able to pull Conaway’s hair to get her to stop and break loose.
Stotler then left the residence with Conaway’s car keys. He was later stopped by an officer who searched Stotler’s bag, which was found to contain $500 in cash and a bag of “psychedelic” mushrooms along with two forms of identification belonging to Stotler.
Conaway was released on her own recognizance Saturday. Stotler was release after posting a $5,000 bond Saturday.
According to electronic court records, Conaway has a trial set for Aug. 21 and Stotler has a preliminary hearing scheduled for July 17.