Tyler Gene Wadsworth, 25, of the 100 block of West Main Street in Westminster, was charged with one degree of second-degree assault.
Tyler Gene Wadsworth, 25, of the 100 block of West Main Street in Westminster, was charged with one degree of second-degree assault. (Courtesy Photo/Carroll County Detention Center)

A Westminster man was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly hit a woman in her face and attempted to strangle her.

Tyler Gene Wadsworth, 25, of the 100 block of W. Main St. in Westminster, was charged with one degree of second-degree assault. He was held without bail after a bond review, according to online court records.

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According to the statement of probable cause, Wadsworth and a woman pushed the victim — another woman — entered the victim’s residence and assaulted her when she got home. Wadsworth and the woman pushed the victim onto the bed and “began assaulting her in an attempt to remove her phone from her hands to keep her from calling the police,” the statement said.

Wadsworth and the woman hit the victim in the arms and face, and Wadsworth “grabb[ed] her by the throat in an attempt to strangle her,” according to the statement. As Wadsworth and the woman left, he told the victim not to call the police or else they would “be back and would attack her again,” the statement said.

Wadsworth told police he was at the residence and got an injury on his neck because the victim and the woman got into a physical fight.

The Westminster Police Department officer who spoke with the victim saw “redness, swelling, and what appeared to be the early signs of bruising around her right eye and cheek area.” The officer also noted bruising on her shoulders, bicep and triceps of both arms, and “bright red scratches” along her forearms and upper arms, according to the statement.

Wadsworth did not have an attorney listed in online court records. A trial is scheduled for June 26.

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