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Finksburg man charged with assault

Carroll County Times

A Finksburg man was charged Sunday, Dec. 2, after he allegedly struck a man in the head with a large metal tractor crank during an altercation.

Jason Hambleton Barnes, 33, of the 3900 block of Sykesville Road, was charged with one count each of reckless endangerment, first- and second-degree assault. He is being held without bond as of Monday, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of probable cause, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call Sunday from a woman — known to both Barnes and the alleged victim — who said she saw Barnes strike another man with a large metal tractor crank causing a deep laceration on his forehead.

A man known to both persons told the officer that the altercation started when Barnes attempted to start an old tractor and the man was concerned he would damage equipment. When the man called for the individual who was later struck with the crank, he told the officer, the two “got into a fight and began wrestling in the mud and punching each other,” according to the statement.

Shortly after, Barnes hit the man with the metal crank, and according to the man who spoke with police, “his forehead was cut wide open.”

A court date is scheduled for Jan. 2, 2019, according to electronic court records.


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