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Man, 28, held on charges in domestic disturbance

A 28-year-old Westminster man who allegely struck his wife with a glass of water and then used a hatchet to chop a six-inch hole in a bedroom door was held in $5,000 bail Tuesday.


Brian Keith Lee of the 100 block of East Main Street was arrested by police after the man answered the door of his house with a hammer in his hand and officers found his wife hiding inside.

lice responded to the house after receiving a call of a disturbance from an unknown person.


lly Lee told police that Mr. Lee began arguing when he returned to his house Monday evening and found she had packed some of her clothes in a suitcase preparing to move out of the house.

e said that after being hit she was able to barricade herself in a bedroom and was still there when police arrived.

Mr. Lee was charged with assault, battery and two counts of deadly weapon and intent to injure with a hammer.

Westminster donates to scholarship fund

Westminster is the first Carroll town to contribute to a scholarship planned by the county chapter of the Maryland Municipal League.

Union Bridge Mayor Perry L. Jones, president of the county MML chapter, said the group hopes to raise $100 from each incorporated town plus $200 from the MML for a total of $1,000 each year. They plan to offer a $200 scholarship to a student interested in government from the county's five high schools.

Westminster church to set cornerstone

The First United Presbyterian Church congregation in Westminster will set the cornerstone for its new sanctuary at 12:15 p.m. Sunday after the 11 a.m. worship service.