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Westminster man charged with assault after allegedly punching woman's injured foot

Westminster man charged with assault after allegedly punching woman's injured foot
Roy Todd Whitt (Courtesy photo)

A Westminster man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly punched a woman in her already-injured foot.

Roy Todd Whitt, 60, was charged with second-degree assault. Bail was initially set at $7,500, but then Whitt was released of his own recognizance June 24 after a bail review hearing, according to online court records.

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According to the statement of probable cause, Whitt held down the victim’s left leg, struck her foot “with a closed fist,” and yelled profanities at her Sunday morning. The woman’s ankle was previously broken and was encased in a medical boot, according to the statement.

When Westminster police arrived, the woman was still in pain, so she was taken to a hospital for further treatment, according to the statement.

Whitt became “belligerent with officers,” denied hitting the woman, and mistakenly stated the time of day, according to the statement. Whitt smelled strongly of alcohol and “multiple cans of alcoholic beverages were on the table and ground where Whitt was sitting,” according to the statement.

The officer arrested Whitt and took him to central booking, where he continued to be “argumentative,” according to the statement.

A phone call to Whitt was not returned Tuesday. A trial is scheduled for Aug. 21 in Carroll District Court.

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