A Westminster man was arrested Friday after he allegedly struck a man with a bat.

Steven Triplett Jr., 18, of the unit block of East George Street, was charged with one count each of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was released on $1,500 bail following a Monday bail review, according to electronic court records.


According to the statement of probable cause, officers of the Westminster Police Department responded to a residence for a reported assault.

A man said Triplett had struck him twice in the head with a baseball bat during a verbal argument. An officer observed two lacerations on the man’s head that appeared to have been made by a blunt object. The man was transported to Carroll Hospital, according to the statement.

An aluminum baseball bat was recovered from the scene, according to the statement.

The officer spoke to Triplett, who admitted to striking the man twice in the head with the bat. He said the man had pushed him and poked him in the face, according to the statement.

When reached by phone, Triplett said that there was more to the incident than what was reflected in the report.

He said the man had been intoxicated and was coming at him and another individual whom he was trying to protect.

He said the man did not back down even after being struck and continued to pursue him even as he called 911.

A court date is scheduled for Oct. 24.