Injured man is found in house

CRIME WATCH

October 18, 2007|By LAURA MCCANDLISH

A Glenelg man who was found with numerous lacerations at a Mount Airy home Tuesday reported that he was assaulted in the area and went inside the residence for help, state police said yesterday.

Anthony M. Casarella, 34, of the 3800 block of Ivory Road was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was treated for injuries to his face, arms, hands and legs, and released late Tuesday, police said.

Casarella told police he was assaulted while traveling toward Mount Airy. Casarella did not identify his assailants, and it was unclear whether they were in the car with him.

Police said they received a 911 call about 1 p.m. Tuesday reporting that a man, later identified as Casarella, was having trouble breathing in a house in the 500 block of Deer Hollow Road in Mount Airy, police said. When troopers arrived, they found that a sliding door had been shattered.

Casarella's rental car was parked on an adjacent property, and his personal items were scattered on a hill between the car and the house where he was found, police said.

No one else was in the residence, police said.

Investigators are trying to verify Casarella's account of the incident. No arrests have been made, police said.

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