A Westminster man was charged June 29 after he allegedly punched a woman in the mouth and arm.
Curtis M. Caldwell, 30, was charged with second-degree assault. A bond of $6,000 was posted the same day, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of charges, Caldwell and the victim argued in the unit block of Washington Lane in Westminster, and Caldwell struck her twice with “closed fists” when she tried to take his phone.
A Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived on the scene at about 12:30 a.m. and saw the woman had a half-inch cut “slightly bleeding” in the left corner of her mouth and her left bicep was “slightly red and swollen,” according to the statement.
The officer spotted two “fresh drops of blood” on the floor, the statement read.
Caldwell left before police arrived, then later returned and said he did not strike the woman intentionally, according to the statement.
Caldwell told police the woman started to hit him, then he “attempted to defend himself,” the statement reads.
The officer did not see any injuries on Caldwell and determined he was the “primary aggressor,” police said.