Great Mills man accused of assaulting girlfriend
Nicky Richard Nicholas, 23, of Great Mills was released Tuesday from St. Mary’s jail on a $10,000 unsecured bond following his arrest on a charge of committing a second-degree assault the day before on a girlfriend at their residence.
Law officers responding Monday to the Rose Lane address were told by the girlfriend that she had been punched in the head and “blacked out” for a short time, before she grabbed a knife that subsequently was taken from her during a struggle, according to a statement of probable cause filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s Cpl. Elizabeth O’Connor.
The girlfriend was taken to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, the court papers state, where an emergency room “physician advised [an] injury to the victim’s hand was consistent with someone pulling a knife away from someone, versus a stab wound.”
Nicholas also was charged this week with committing a second-degree assault on the girlfriend on Oct. 10, in the court papers including her account that a cigarette was thrown at her before she flicked it out of her hair and it landed on a bed, where she was pinned down during a struggle and suffered a burn on her back.
During police questioning, court papers state, the suspect said he took the knife from the girlfriend because he was concerned that she was going to harm herself.