Rahsaan Sharriett Johnson
Rahsaan Sharriett Johnson (Courtesy photo)

A Westminster man was arrested Thursday after stabbing, punching and striking a woman with a vodka bottle, police say.

Rahsaan Sharriett Johnson, 37, of the 100 block of Bond St., has been charged with one count each of first- and second-degree assault and possession of contraband in a place of confinement, according to electronic court records. Rahsaan is being held without bond as of Friday afternoon, online records show.


Westminster police officers and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputes responded to an address in the city Thursday evening after receiving a report of a man trying to break into a woman’s residence, according to the police-authored statement of probable cause.

Officers and deputes found Johnson in the street near the residence, the statement details. A deputy entered the residence to find a woman, bruised and cut, on the sofa, police wrote.

The woman told police that Johnson punched her in the head repeatedly, choked her, struck her in the face, stabbed her in the thigh with a kitchen knife and struck her in the face with a vodka bottle, the statement details.

Deputes wrote that they saw a one-inch stab wound on her thigh, a two-inch cut on her forehead, swelling around both eyes sockets and redness on her left jawbone.

After deputes took Johnson to the Carroll County Detention Center, deputes found a sliding razor knife and two 38-caliber handgun rounds in his pant pockets, the statement details. Johnson denied having anything that would be considered illegal in jail to deputes, court records show.

Johnson did not have an attorney listed in court records. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for him on April 24 at 8:45 a.m. in Carroll County District Court.