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Westminster man charged with assault after allegedly throwing man down the stairs

A Westminster man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly violated a peace order and threw a man down the stairs.

Jamar Antwan Johnson, 37, of the unit block of W. Green Street, was charged with second-degree assault, failure to comply with a peace order, malicious destruction of property and third-degree burglary. He was released on $10,000 bail, according to electronic court records.

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According to the statement of charges, Westminster police responded to an assault in progress at 9:09 a.m. Wednesday. Two women were standing outside the residence, and one said she had an active peace order against Johnson, who was inside the house.

Upon Johnson’s arrival, the woman said a man had asked him to leave the residence and Johnson allegedly refused. She said there was an argument and Johnson allegedly grabbed the man and threw him down the stairs, according to the statement.

Officers spoke to a man sitting at the bottom of the stairs. He repeated the same narrative. He also had a broken arm and abrasions. He was transported to Carroll Hospital, according to the statement.

Officers spoke with Johnson who said he entered the residence to get some sleep. He said the man was in his way and admitted to pushing him down the stairs. Officers said his speech was slurred and he could not keep his balance, according to the statement.

Johnson was transported to Carroll Hospital for treatment and doctors held him. A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was arrested on Thursday, according to the statement.

A court date is scheduled for April 20, according to electronic court records.

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