A Westminster woman was arrested Monday after allegedly assaulting a man.
Amber Lynn Lauer, 23, of the 700 block of Velvet Run Drive, was charged with one count of second-degree assault and released on her own recognizance, according to electronic court records.
A Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to Lauer's residence for an assault. When he arrived, he could hear yelling and saw Lauer and a man arguing.
The deputy spoke with Lauer, who said that she and the man had been drinking when they started to argue. She told the deputy that she had attempted to call another man, and the man had taken her phone from her, according to the statement of probable cause.
Lauer told the deputy that she took the man's phone and then went back to her residence to call the other man. The argument continued in the residence, and Lauer told the deputy that the man she is accused of assaulting told her that he was going to take her daughter away. She said that the man came toward her, so she threw a candle at him that missed and broke a window, according to the statement.
The deputy spoke with a female witness who said that the Lauer and the man argued during the day, and she called the police when she heard the window break. The witness said she saw Lauer strike the man, and when she told Lauer to stop hitting the man and that she had called the police, Lauer came toward her. The man held Lauer on the ground to prevent her from hitting the witness, according to the statement.
The man told the deputy that Lauer wanted to call another man to assault him, so he took her phone and threw it. Lauer then started to hit, scratch and bite him. She also smashed the window at her residence, according to the statement.
The deputy noted that the man had multiple scratches to his head, arm and shoulder, as well as a bruise on his hand, according to the statement.
Lauer had not responded to a call for comment as of 9:05 p.m. Wednesday. She is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 13.