A Westminster man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly pushed a woman to the floor, causing her to strike her head.
Todd Christopher Plummer, 41, of the unit block of Pennsylvania Avenue, was charged with one count of second-degree assault. He was initially held without bail, but it was changed to $2,500 after a Friday bail review. He had not posted bail as of 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to electronic court records.
A Westminster police officer responded to Plummer's residence after getting a report of an assault. When he arrived, he could hear a woman scream for help. He knocked on the door, but no one answered. He knocked again, while hearing the woman continue to yell for help, and the door was forced open, according to a statement of probable cause.
The officer went into the residence, announcing police presence, and saw a woman crying and sitting on the floor between a bed and a wall. The officer noted there was blood around her mouth, and there was a visible bruise and swelling on the left side of her face, according to the statement.
The woman reluctantly told the officer that Plummer hit her, adding that she didn't want him to be arrested. When the officer asked for more information, the woman said she was locked out of Plummer's residence, and when Plummer answered the door, he asked her where she had been. He grabbed her by the face and pushed her to the ground, causing her to hit her head, according to the statement.
As the woman spoke to the officer, she would place her finger in her mouth to check her teeth. Each time she took her finger out of her mouth, it was covered in blood. The officer also noted that the woman appeared afraid to give more information, and she said that Plummer is "very violent," according to the statement.