Carroll man faces attempted-murder charges

Extradited from Ga., accused of beating wife with hammer

March 11, 2010|By Brent Jones |

A 33-year-old Carroll County man accused of beating his doctor-wife with a hammer has been extradited from Georgia and now faces first-degree attempted-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 set up a national alert for Soligny's vehicle.

Soligny was transported Tuesday night from a Georgia jail to the detention center in Carroll County.

On March 2, 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 first block of Grapes View Drive and fled the area, spokesman Greg Shipley said. Police found the wife at a neighbor's home. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and is still recovering from her injuries, Shipley said.

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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