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Sykesville woman charged with second-degree assault of man, police officer

A Sykesville woman was arrested and charged with second-degree assault after she allegedly bit a Maryland State Police trooper’s finger and yelled racial slurs at her after troopers responded to a physical altercation between the woman and a man.

Nicole E. Kirkman, 25, of the 5800 block of Oakland Road, was charged with one count of second-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault on a police officer, according to electronic court records.

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Troopers were dispatched to the Eldersburg 7-Eleven for an incident in progress on Jan. 1. Upon arrival, officers observed a male get out of the driver’s seat of a black Kia passenger car and a female, identified as Kirkman, standing outside of the passenger side door of the Kia, according to charging documents.

Kirkman was asked to speak with one trooper and the male was instructed to speak with another away from the female. The trooper speaking with the male noticed his shirt was ripped with buttons missing and a bruise forming on his right eye to the left side of his face.

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The male told the trooper that he and Kirkman, got into an argument and said Kirkman started yelling at him in the car. He informed the trooper that when he tried to get Kirkman out of his car she refused and continued to yell at him, according to charging documents. He said he drove to the 7-Eleven hoping a public location would calm her down, but while en route, the female struck him in the face with a closed fist.

He said Kirkman grabbed him by the shirt as he tried to exit the car and pulled him, ripping four buttons from the shirt. She continued to strike the phone from his hand with a closed fist, according to charging documents.

The trooper said Kirkman got argumentative with the assisting officer at the scene, using profanity and calling her a racial slur. She told the deputy the male hit her and she hit him, stating that people in relationships fight and hit each other, according to charging documents. Kirkman then stated the male didn’t really hit her, but said he opened the center console of the vehicle with force and due to that contact, she hit him in the arm.

The trooper determined the female to be the aggressor in the incident and attempted to place her under arrest, but the female refused and snatched the assisting officer’s face mask from her face and hit her in doing so, according to charging documents.

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Kirkman was placed under arrest, but kicked and pushed the officers in the process. Kirkman then broke free from the handcuffs, but was caught and restrained for a second time. Kirkman bit the assisting trooper on her left index finger and after she was detained, she spat in the assisting trooper’s face, according to charging documents.

Kirkman is being held without bond at the Carroll County Detention Center and a trial is scheduled for March 10, according to electronic court records.

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