Man charged with break-in, assault
Kevin Allen Strevig (Submitted photo, HANDOUT)

A man who served jail time at the end of 2014 is charged with home invasion and assault for allegedly forcing his way into his cousin's home in Westminster after being ordered to leave, then choking her.

Kevin Allen Strevig, 33, who police say has no fixed address, is charged with home invasion, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, intoxication-endangering the safety of others, third-degree burglary, and malicious destruction of property, according to electronic court files.


Strevig was being held Monday at the Carroll County Detention Center on $500,000 bond.

Westminster Police Department officers were sent to the 100 block of West Main Street around 4:40 p.m. Saturday for a report of a break-in and an injured person, according to charging documents. One officer arrived to find a second officer giving orders to Strevig and eventually restraining him with handcuffs.

The alleged victim was visibly upset and had scratches on her neck and chest and told officers she is six months pregnant, according to charging documents.

She told police Strevig is her cousin and was staying with her temporarily, but he was drinking and became verbally abusive so she told him to leave, according to the documents; Strevig left the house but remained on the property, demanding to be let back in.

The alleged victim told police Strevig allegedly forced the door open, knocking her to the ground, then started choking her, according to the documents. She said she was able to break free and call police.

Emergency medical services workers took the alleged victim to Carroll Hospital Center and Strevig arrested, according to the documents. During a search, police found a partially consumed pint bottle of vodka.

Strevig served 90 days in the detention center at the end of 2014 after being convicted of assaulting a woman while he was intoxicated, according to court records. He received a two-year sentence with all but 90 days suspended on Sept. 4.

Strevig has a history of burglaries, assaults, disorderly conducts and driving under the influence convictions, according to statements made by the prosecutor when Strevig was sentenced in September.