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Police: Dundalk man allegedly bit Westminster woman, ran over her leg with car

Gary Paul Sweat - Original Credit:
Gary Paul Sweat - Original Credit: (/ HANDOUT)

A Dundalk man was charged with assault after allegedly biting a Westminster woman and running her leg over with her car on April 22.

Gary Paul Sweat Jr., 37, of the 2500 block of W. Woodwell Road, is charged with one count each first-degree assault, second-degree assault and the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, according to electronic court records. He was being held without bail at the Carroll County Detention Center as of Tuesday, according to electronic court records.

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On April 22, a Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a call from a home in the 100 block of Houck Road, Westminster, where a woman told the deputy that Sweat had assaulted her, according to charging documents.

The woman told police that she had been arguing with Sweat in the driveway of the home and had decided to leave in her car, but as she was preparing to do so, Sweat allegedly bit her hand, causing her to drop her keys, according to charging documents.

Sweat grabbed the keys and jumped into the driver's seat, according to charging documents, allegedly knocking the woman over when he backed up the car with her standing next to the open driver's side door.

The woman told police that once she fell, Sweat ran over her leg with the car, stopped, asked her not to call the police and then drove away when she called the police anyway, according to charging documents.

Police noted the woman had cuts and scratches on her arms, and the mark of a tire tread on her left pants leg, according to charging documents.

The woman refused medical attention at that time, according to charging documents.

A warrant for Sweat's arrest was issued on April 23 and served on Thursday, April 26, with his initial bail being set at $10,000 before a Tuesday bail review ordered him held without bond, according to electronic court files. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 30 in Carroll County District Court.



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