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Westminster man held without bond on first degree assault charges

Westminster man held without bond on first degree assault charges
Raymond Michael Zager

A Westminster man is being held without bond on first degree assault and related charges.

Raymond Michael Zager, 54, of West Middle Grove Court, is charged with one count each first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, according to electronic court records.

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Around 10:04 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, Westminster police responded to a home on the unit block of West Middle Grove Court for a report of a disorderly subject, according to charging documents.

A woman there told police that she and Zager had gotten into an argument about the use of a vehicle; she had wanted to take the vehicle to Target, but Zager allegedly would not allow her to, according to charging documents.

Zager allegedly then pinned the woman down on a sofa in the home, picked up a black pocket knife and allegedly threatened to “stab her in the neck,” according to the account the woman gave police as reported in charging documents.

The woman told police that she tried to kick Zager off of her, at which point he allegedly began cutting her arms with the knife, according to the charging documents.

The woman was allegedly able to finally connect a kick to Zager’s groin and get free in order to run upstairs in the home and call police, according to her account in the charging documents.

Police took photographs of cut marks on the woman’s arms and took the black pocket knife as evidence before placing Zager under arrest for assault around 10:47 p.m., according to charging documents.

As he was being taken to a police vehicle, Zager allegedly began yelling expletives at the woman, that he would “get you,” according to charging documents.

Zager is being held without bond at the Carroll County Detention Center following a Monday morning bail review, according to electronic court records, and has a court appearance scheduled for Feb. 22 in Carroll County District Court.

An earlier version of this story misidentified the name of the man charged with assault. His name is Raymond Michael Zager.

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