Hampstead man gets 2 years for assault, resisting arrest

He was arrested after 2 incidents last summer

April 02, 2002|By Sheridan Lyons | Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF

A Hampstead man convicted of attacking his girlfriend and resisting police - in separate incidents last summer - was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison.

Douglas Raymond Salvatore, 38, of the 1200 block of N. Main St. was found guilty yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court of second-degree assault, resisting arrest and violating a protective order.

The incident involving his girlfriend occurred July 6 in the 2600 block of Hoffman Mill Road, between Hampstead and Westminster.

According to the charges, Salvatore fired a .44-caliber black-powder revolver and a long gun, set a fire and threatened suicide during an 11-hour standoff that began when the woman fled the house. He had threatened to strangle her with a piece of clothesline when she was in the bathtub, according to the charges. He received an 18-month jail term on that conviction.

In the other incident, Salvatore, who has been in jail since Aug. 20, was sentenced to a consecutive six-month term for resisting arrest. Three weeks after his release from jail in the first incident, he was found asleep in the girlfriend's home despite an order to stay away. When police arrived, he fled into nearby woods and was bitten several times by a sheriff's office dog.

Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. deferred sentencing on a guilty finding for violating the protective order. The judge ordered that Salvatore complete a substance-abuse program for drugs and alcohol.

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