Westminster man charged with first-degree assault of woman

A Westminster man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a woman.

Douglas Mark Boughan Jr., 27, of the 300 block of East Main Street, was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree assault. He is being held without bond following a Monday bail review, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of probable cause, officers of the Westminster Police Department responded to a residence Saturday, Aug. 11, for a reported assault.

A woman told police she had been in a verbal argument with Boughan when he pinned her and began choking her. A witness entered the room at this time and he stopped. The woman left the room and Boughan followed, continuing the argument and throwing a chair at her, she said, according to the statement.

Police spoke to a second woman, who said she had heard screaming and entered a room to see Boughan shove the woman before choking her. She attempted pulling the two apart before the first woman was able to get up and leave the room.

As the second woman left the room, she said Boughan threw a glass at her head, striking her. An officer observed an open laceration to her head and blood and broken glass on the ground, according to the statement.

A third woman at the scene said she was in the room, but had exited shortly after the argument began. She told police that she heard sounds of yelling and, when she returned, saw blood and broken glass on the floor, according to the statement.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 19.

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