A Baltimore man is being held on $100,000 bond after he allegedly stomped on a woman's face, putting her in the hospital.
Richard Allen Collins Jr., 39, was arrested Oct. 26 and is charged with one count each of first-degree assault and second-degree assault. He was initially held on $25,000 bail, which was upped to $100,000 after an Oct. 27 bail review. He had not been released as of 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to electronic court records.
A Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to Carroll Hospital on Oct. 22 to speak with a woman. The woman was in the emergency department on a bed. The deputy noted in his report that one of the woman's eyes was swollen shut with a "large amount of swelling," according to a statement of charges.
A physician's assistant told the deputy that the woman suffered a left inferior orbital fracture, meaning that the bone beneath the woman's left eye was broken, according to the statement.
The woman told the deputy that she got into an argument with Collins, Collins became angry and she attempted to leave, according to the statement. Collins ran up to the woman and either grabbed or pushed her, causing her to fall, according to the statement.
Once she was on the ground, the woman said, Collins stomped on the left side of her face with his heel, and she then rolled on her stomach to try to protect herself from any more injury, according to the statement.
Collins yelled at her for several minutes then walked away. The woman called her mother to take her to the hospital, according to the statement.
The woman told the deputy that she was "in extreme physical pain due to the incident and could not open her eyes," according to the statement.
Collins is expected to appear in court on Nov. 23 for a preliminary hearing.