Carroll County man charged with attempted murder

police say he attacked wife with hammer

March 10, 2010|By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com | Baltimore Sun reporter

A 33-year-old Carroll County man accused of beating his doctor wife with a hammer has been extradited from Georgia and now faces attempted first-degree murder charges, according to state police.

Anthony Soligny of New Windsor was arrested last week near Atlanta on Interstate 85 in Franklin County after a deputy spotted his truck, a spokesman for Maryland State Police said. Police had put a national lookout for Soligny's vehicle. Soligny was transported Tuesday evening from a Georgia jail to the detention center in Carroll County. He is expected to have a bail review hearing on Wednesday.

On March 2 at about 11:30 p.m., state police received a 911 call from Soligny's wife, who said her husband had assaulted her at their home in the unit block of Grapes View Drive and fled the area, according to spokesman Greg Shipley. Police found the wife at a neighbor's home. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and continues to recover from her injuries, according to Shipley.

Soligny was arrested one day later and taken into custody as a fugitive, police said. After the deputy in Georgia tailed Soligny's vehicle, the suspect called 911 and said he would surrender. He was transported by plane to Westminster about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Michelle Nanda, the suspect's wife, works as a family practitioner in Westminster.

Soligny faces additional assault and reckless endangerment charges.

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