A Westminster man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly assaulted a woman and would not let her leave.
Louis Anthony Vicarini Sr., 59, of the unit block of Washington Lane, was charged with one count each of false imprisonment and second-degree assault. He was held without bail following a Friday bail review, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of probable cause, deputies of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Westminster volunteer fire company EMS responded to a residence for a reported assault.
A woman told deputies that she was speaking to Vicarini that morning, and he told her he had not slept the night before. His expression then changed and he removed a religious picture from the wall and began striking her with it, she said, according to the statement.
She said he told her she was a witch and would kill her if she continued to move. He then dragged her to a chair and began piling objects on her to prevent her from moving, she said. He then dumped a potted plant and soil on her, she said, according to the statement.
He refused to let her up despite repeated requests and held her for nearly 30 minutes before he left the room and allowed her to flee and seek hep from another person in the building, she said. Police observed abrasions, redness and dirt on the alleged victim, according to the statement.
A court date is scheduled for Jan. 2.