Man charged with assault, battery in incident at home

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A 30-year-old Westminster man was being held on $100,000 bond yesterday after allegedly pointing a gun at his live-in girlfriend Wednesday night and early yesterday morning, according to District Court documents.

Donald Clayton Shipley of the first block of Manchester St. was arrested yesterday after the woman filed for a warrant charging him with false imprisonment, assault and battery.

The woman told police her live-in boyfriend received a telephone call from a woman about 9 p.m. Thursday. When questioned about the call, the boyfriend allegedly struck the girlfriend in the face several times, kicked her and took her door keys before leaving the house, police said. The door is equipped with a dead-bolt lock and cannot be opened without a key.

The victim charged in court records that the man returned after midnight, beat her and pointed a handgun at her.

Police said the woman was allowed to leave the house yesterday to take their daughter to a doctor and called police while she was out.

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