A Westminster man is charged with assault after allegedly scuffling with police Sunday morning.

Howard Raymond Malatt, 31, of the 100 block of City View Avenue, was charged with two counts of second degree assault and one county of disorderly conduct, according to electronic court records.


Shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Carroll County sheriff’s deputies and Maryland State Police responded to The Stables restaurant at 452 E. Main St., for a report of a fight, according to charging documents.

At the restaurant police encountered a man with a cut and swollen right eye and bloody nose who refused to identify himself but told police that he had been in a fight with another man, and that the other man had left on foot before the police arrived, according to charging documents.

Police found a man identified as Malatt two blocks west along Main Street, sitting on the edge of the sidewalk, according to charging documents, and Malatt allegedly appeared intoxicated, with glassy eyes and slurred speech as he refused to tell police about the alleged fight.

Police asked Malatt to call someone to drive him home, but when the ride arrived, Malatt allegedly ignored police orders to get in the car and leave, and allegedly began yelling at police instead, according to charging documents.

Malatt allegedly continued yelling obscenities at police after police told him to lower his voice and again refused to enter the vehicle, instead allegedly striking a police officer in the chest, according to charging documents.

Malatt was arrested and taken to Carroll County Central Booking, but was released later on Sunday after posting a $3,500 bond, according to electronic court records.

There was no answer at the phone number on record for Malatt when called for a comment Monday and the voicemail box was full.

Malatt has a court date schedule for 8:45 a.m. Dec. 14 in Carroll County District Court.