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Taneytown man charged with assaulting woman

A Taneytown man is facing assault charges after police say they broke up a fight between him and a woman.

Devin Lamar Harris, 32, has been charged with felony first-degree assault and second-degree assault, according to electronic court records. He is being held without bond after a Monday bail review hearing.

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According to charging documents, Taneytown police responded to a 911 call at a residence in the city on Saturday afternoon and heard a woman inside the house yelling, “Someone help” and “Stop, stop. Please get off me.”

Officers entered the building and said they saw a man and a woman “wrestling on the bedroom floor for what appeared to be a firearm.” Harris was ordered to get up; he did so and was placed in handcuffs and taken into custody, police said.

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The woman told police Harris had kicked down the door while in possession of what she believed to be a knife and ran at her, and that she reached for the firearm to protect herself, charging documents state.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 24 in Carroll County District Court, according to electronic court records. No attorney information was listed for Harris.

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