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Westminster man arrested, charged with assault after alleged fight over jewelry

A Westminster man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a woman over a piece of jewelry.

Sylvester Eugene Dorsey, 43, of the 300 block of Meadow Creek Drive, was charged with one count of second-degree assault and released on his own recognizance Saturday, according to electronic court records.

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Dorsey was arrested after a woman spoke with a Westminster Police officer and said Dorsey assaulted her after she was attempting to leave Dorsey's residence for an event. Dorsey told the woman if she was leaving, she had to leave a piece of jewelry at the residence, according to the statement of probable cause.

The woman told the officer that she told Dorsey she would not leave the piece of jewelry, and Dorsey told her they would see and returned with a black, metal box. Police later learned that the box contained an unloaded handgun, according to the statement.

Dorsey allegedly pushed the woman into a bedroom at the residence while continuing to demand the piece of jewelry. The woman repeatedly refused, and Dorsey threw the woman onto the bed. He then pulled her hair and grabbed at her face while requesting the jewelry, according to the statement.

According to the statement, the woman attempted to call the police, and Dorsey threatened to harm her if she did. She yelled at him to not hurt her, and eventually gave him the jewelry to get him to stop assaulting her. Dorsey then gave her the keys to her car, according to the statement.

The woman got into the car, and as she pulled out of the residence's garage, Dorsey allegedly starting kicking the headlights. The woman stopped and started to call the police again, and as she was on the phone, she saw Dorsey get a stick and start walking to her vehicle. He stopped when police began to arrive, according to the statement.

The woman reported that she had a sore head and left hip as a result of the alleged assault. The officer could see a bump on her temple. Two juveniles were present at the time of the alleged assault, according to the statement.

A phone number was not listed for Dorsey. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 21.

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