The Baltimore Sun reports that a Baltimore County police officer was arrested Tuesday night after he assaulted his girlfriend and pointed a handgun at her. The suspect, a 5-year-veteran working the Pikesville Precinct, faces charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, destruction of property, and false imprisonment. The attack allegedly occurred on September 23 in Towson.
Police records indicate that the pair argued after the victim tried to discuss her involvement in a new relationship. The suspect got into the victim’s car and grabbed her arm forcefully enough to leave a bruise. The argument continued after the pair entered the suspect’s house and, when the victim attempted to leave with her 13-month old child, the man pointed a gun at her and told her to get away from him. Law enforcement officers believe the man had been drinking. He has been suspended and his service weapon has been taken from his possession. He is currently free on $50,000 bail.
Anyone charged with assault and false imprisonment should retain legal counsel as soon as possible after being arrested. These are serious charges that could lead to time in prison, steep fines, mandatory counseling, and other penalties. In some cases, an assault charge is based on “he said, she said” statements, which puts defendants at an unfair position. An experienced attorney can help you build a strong defense against these charges.
The Maryland criminal defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer have extensive experience defending clients against charges such as assault, theft, burglary, robbery, and other crimes. We work hard to make sure your rights are protected at every step of the legal process. Call us at (301) 262-7005 or (866) 444-6363 to schedule a free and confidential review of your case.