A Finksburg man was arrested late Wednesday and charged with assault after he was accused of severely beating and pushing his girlfriend down the stairs at their home.
Leonardo SanJuan Martinez, 42, was held on $50,000 bail after a District Court judge heard from Natasha Byus, an assistant state's attorney, that Kimberly Ann Tieszen, the alleged victim, was treated for bruises, scratches and a fractured and dislocated shoulder at Carroll County General Hospital. She was released.
Byus also told Judge JoAnn Ellinghaus-Jones that the defendant had two assault charges in 1993 and 1994, possibly involving the same woman.
According to court documents, the couple had argued and gone to bed before they began arguing again. Martinez said his girlfriend of seven years scratched him and accidentally fell, then scratched her face to make it look as if he had attacked her.
Tieszen said she was trying to get away after Martinez punched her and that he pushed her down the stairs.
Tfc. Bryan Pearre of the Westminster barracks interviewed Martinez and Tieszen, and arrested Martinez, noting the severity of the woman's injuries.
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