City man held on bond after arrest in assault


A 34-year-old Westminster man who allegedly kicked in the door of his apartment, grabbed a kitchen knife from its holder and threatened four people there, was held on $10,000 bond after his arrest yesterday.

Jusus Piloto Pedrso, of the 300 block of E. Main St., allegedly entered the apartment about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and swung the 5 1/2 -inch knife at three occupants before chasing Robyn Hill, his girlfriend, of the same address, from the building to a second-floor balcony.

He followed as she jumped to the ground, police said, and swung the knife toward Ms. Hill several times, stopping at her chest and throat with the tip of the weapon touching the woman.

Ms. Hill was taken to the Carroll County General Hospital, treated for cuts on the arms and legs and released.

Police said the man fled before they arrived but was arrested about 10:40 a.m. near the apartment.

Court records indicated the man has been convicted of a previous assault on Ms. Hill and is awaiting trial on an additional assault charge on the woman.

He was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center yesterday afternoon.

Two men charged after traffic stop

Two men in a car stopped by state police for weaving along Route 140 early Tuesday morning were released on their own recognizance on charges of transporting a loaded .22-caliber rifle yesterday.

James Levelle Cole Jr., 33, of Ellicott City, the driver of the car, was also charged with driving while intoxicated and driving without a license after the 2:50 a.m. traffic stop.

Passenger Henry Byron Zimmerman, 19, of Westminster, faces the weapons charge after the rifle was found on the rear floor of the car wrapped in a blanket.

Police said they received a call about a car weaving from lane to lane as it traveled toward Westminster and stopped the car at Englar Road.

Investigators said the driver was unable to perform some of the sobriety field tests, had the smell of alcohol on his breath and could not produce his license.


* Westminster: Officials of a Westminster catering company told police someone entered one of the company's vans and stole property valued at $300 while the vehicle was parked at Cranberry Mall on Monday.

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