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Demian Kent Woomer, who was accused of attempted murder after he allegedly choked and threatened to kill his girlfriend, entered an Alford plea Oct. 1 in Calvert County Circuit Court to first-degree assault.

The remaining charges of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and second-degree assault were dropped as a result of a plea agreement with the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office.

An Alford plea acknowledges that the state has enough evidence for a conviction but does not admit guilt.

Woomer, 33, of Port Republic was indicted March 19 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 after he allegedly choked and threatened to kill his girlfriend in February.

A sentencing hearing for Woomer is scheduled for Dec. 10 in circuit court.

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 the March press release from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Woomer and the victim, a 28-year-old female volunteer at the firehouse, were in a relationship and had an altercation at the firehouse.

Woomer allegedly grabbed the woman’s neck with his arm and held a knife to her neck while repeatedly yelling that he was going to kill her, the press release states.

Several volunteer fire and rescue members rushed to the woman’s aid, pulled Woomer off her and subdued him on the floor, deputies said.

The woman was taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment of a hand wound and further assessment of any injuries.

aharrison@somdnews.com