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Mount Airy man acquitted of assault charge

A Mount Airy man has been acquitted of all charges related to a Monday, Sept. 3 incident.

William Alfred Sallard, 33, of Mount Airy, was acquitted of one count each of intoxicated endangerment and second-degree assault, according to electronic court records. However, as of Jan. 14, the records have been expunged, according to Sallard, and can no longer be found in the Maryland Judiciary Case Search System.

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At 1:27 a.m. Monday, Mount Airy police responded to a home on the 1700 block of Trestle Street for a report of an assault, according to charging documents.

A woman at the home told police that Sallard had choked her and then slapped her with “an open right hand on the right side of her face,” according to charging documents.

Police noted in the charging documents that Sallard smelled of alcohol; had “bloodshot and glassy” eyes when questioned about the alleged assault; and answered, “Of course,” when asked if he had been drinking.

When questioned a second time by police about the alleged assault, Sallard told police, “Just take me away,” according to charging documents.

Sallard was arrested and taken to Carroll County Central Booking, where he was initially held without bond, according to electronic court records.

After a bail review Tuesday set bail at $10,000, Sallard posted the $10,000 and was released, according to electronic court records.

A call requesting comment placed to the number on record for Sallard was not returned by 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sallard is scheduled to appear Nov. 28 in Carroll County District Court on the charges, according to electronic court records.

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