Husband held in assaultWESTMINSTER -- State police...


Husband held in assault

WESTMINSTER -- State police have arrested a man accused of slashing his estranged wife's face and hands early Sunday morning after forcing his way into her house.

Police arrested Ernest Robert Thomas Jr., 26, of the 6500 block of Davis Road, Mount Airy, yesterday afternoon. Police would not say where they apprehended him.

About 4 a.m. Sunday, Thomas allegedly entered the house of his estranged wife, Tina Marie Thomas, 24, on Chapel Road in Westminster, and attacked her, police said.

When police arrived at the house, they found the woman with a 2- to 3-inch-long and quarter-inch-wide cut on her right cheek. She had a smaller cut on her left cheek and others on her hands.

Police said she received the cuts while defending herself. They allege that Thomas used a switchblade against his wife and fled before they arrived.

Thomas was charged with burglary, maiming and assault with intent to maim.

He is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center after failing to post $86,750 in bail.


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Here is a compilation of some of the crime reported to local and state police:


Route 140: State police arrested Howard T. Levy, 37, and charged him with battery and obstructing and hindering a police officer on May 16.


South Court Street: Westminster police arrested Robert K. Fields, 47, and charged him with one count each of disorderly conduct, failure to obey and resisting arrest on May 15.

Old Hanover Road: Westminster police arrested Eric S. Coughenour, 23, and charged him with driving while intoxicated.

East Main Street: Westminster police said Joan Porterfield reported that someone wrote graffito on the rear door of her business, causing about $20 in damage, on May 15.

Old Washington Road: Westminster police arrested David R. Bosley, 22, and charged him with driving while intoxicated on May 15.

West Main Street: Westminster police said Stephanie Brewster of Hampstead reported that someone broke the window of her car while it was parked on the street, causing $100 in damage, on May 15.

Cranberry Mall: Westminster police arrested Edgar W. Kocher, 25, of Dulany Road in Finksburg, and Michael D. Royer, 22, of Gaither Manor Drive in Sykesville, and charged them each with disorderly conduct and battery on May 18.

Clifton Boulevard: Westminster police said Christopher Long, of London Court in Westminster, reported that someone smashed the rear windshield of his car, causing $100 in damage, on May 17.


Here is a compilation of the fire and rescue calls to the Emergency Operations Center:

May 16

2:59 a.m., Mount Airy assisted Frederick County on a response to an odor of gas in a building on Route 27.

4:33 a.m., Mount Airy responded to a fire alarm on North Main Street.

9:03 a.m., Westminster assisted Frederick County on a house fire on Seiss Road.

1:16 p.m., Manchester responded to wires down on Hanover Pike.

2:26 p.m., Sykesville and Liberty Road responded to an automatic fire alarm on Ridge Road.

5:43 p.m., Taneytown responded to a fire alarm on Runnymede Road.

May 18

5:57 a.m., Winfield, Lisbon and Sykesville responded to a house fire on Streaker Road.

8:20 p.m., Lineboro and Manchester assisted York County on a house fire on Mount Ventus Road.

May 19

2:30 p.m., Westminster and Reese responded to a fire alarm sounding on Distillery Drive.

2:59 p.m., Sykesville assisted Howard County on a fire alarm sounding on Route 97.

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