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Westminster man charged with assault after allegedly hitting woman with rock, kicking her

Westminster man charged with assault after allegedly hitting woman with rock, kicking her
Paul Angelo Kouvaris Sr. - Original Credit: Carroll County Detention Center (HANDOUT)

A Westminster man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a woman, including by hitting her in the face with a rock.

Paul Angelo Kouvaris Sr., 56, was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree assault.

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He was being held without bond Wednesday, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of probable cause, Kouvaris got into a verbal altercation that turned physical after the alleged victim closed the car door on Kouvaris’ legs. Police say Kouvaris proceeded to push the victim to the ground and got on top of her as she attempted to reach for a rock, which he took and threw away from then before leaving in his truck.

After returning, he pushed the alleged victim, according to the statement, then picked up a rock and struck her in the face with it and kicked her in her sides before fleeing the scene.

The woman had blood splattered on the entire lower half of her face, along with swollen cheeks, lips and nose, police said. Her cheeks, lips, nose and chin were all bruised, according to the statement, and blood was found on her shirt, the face of the dog that was close by, the driveway and in a trail leading into the residence.

A court date is scheduled for Sept. 18. Kouvaris is listed in electronic court records as being represented by a public defender, but his could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

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