A Westminster man was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 23 after allegedly punching a woman and wielding a box cutter-style knife.
Brendon Avery Davis, 41, of Westminster, was charged with first- and second-degree assault after an incident on Nov. 23. Davis was held on $3,000 bond, which he posted, and was released Thursday, Nov. 24, according to the documents.
Westminster police were called to a residence on West George Street at about 10:52 a.m., according to court documents. A woman whom Davis allegedly assaulted met an officer at the door, according to the documents, and the officer noticed a shelf that had been knocked to the floor and broken items in the living room.
The woman told the officer that Davis attacked her during an argument, and that he punched her in the stomach, held her against a wall and wielded a box cutter-style knife, according to the documents. The officer saw a box cutter on the floor of the residence, according to the documents.
The woman complained of "severe" pain in her stomach area, and she had a bruise on her right wrist. She was transported to Carroll Hospital, according to the documents.
Law enforcement found Davis in the basement of the home. Davis said the woman had attacked him during an argument and threw things at him, according to the documents. The officer noted a "small, bleeding cut" on Davis' head.
Davis denied wielding the knife or punching the woman, according to the documents.
When reached by the Times, Davis said the woman was the one who made a mess and threw things to the ground, and that is how the box cutter wound up on the ground.
"I did not hit her at all. I did not put my hands on her," Davis said.