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A Port Republic man was indicted Monday on charges including attempted murder after he allegedly choked and threatened to kill his girlfriend, a Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department volunteer, at the firehouse in February.
Demian K. Woomer, 32, was indicted by a Calvert County Circuit Court grand jury on charges of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault.
He is being held at the Calvert County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.
At 11:18 a.m. Feb. 4, Dfc. R. Weems responded to the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department firehouse for a report of a person with a weapon, according to a Calvert County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Woomer had been detained by members of the fire department prior to Weems’ arrival, deputies said. Woomer and the victim, a 28-year-old female volunteer at the firehouse, are in a relationship and had an altercation at the firehouse, deputies said.
Woomer allegedly grabbed the woman’s neck with his arm and had a knife and repeatedly yelled that he was going to kill her, according to the press release. Several volunteer fire and rescue members rushed to the woman’s aid, deputies said, and pulled Woomer off of the woman and subdued him on the floor.
The woman was taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment for a hand wound and further assessment of any injuries.