Sykesville man charged in Aug. attack at party Suspect had been free on unrelated charges of assault in May

September 04, 1998|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Sykesville man accused of shattering the jaw of a sleeping man at a party last month was ordered yesterday to be held without bond at the Carroll County Detention Center.

Court records show that George D. Henneman, 19, of the 700 block of Central Ave. was free on $5,000 bail for unrelated assault charges when the recent incident occurred Aug. 23 at a home on Fern Way in Sykesville.

According to police, witnesses said a man repeatedly kicked and stomped on the face of John M. Sullivan, dragging him from a bed. Sullivan said he recognized the suspect, police said.

Surgery was required to repair two jawbone fractures, Sullivan wrote in his complaint, filed Aug. 26 after he was released from Carroll County General Hospital.

He said that a steel plate was implanted to repair facial damage and that his front teeth were kicked out.

Henneman is charged with one count of first-degree assault in that case.

In the earlier case, court records show that Henneman posted $5,000 bail May 19, the same day he was arrested on first- and second-degree assault charges.

Witnesses provided police with a license plate number of a vehicle after seeing a "big, blond guy" beat and stomp on a man outside the Crown station in the 6400 block of Ridge Road in Sykesville.

Investigators traced the vehicle to another man, who said Henneman, a 6-foot blond, was a passenger in his vehicle before and after the attack.

Pub Date: 9/04/98

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