Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
E-mail this article
Print this Article

A judge ordered Thursday that a Kansas City, Mo., man be held in St. Mary’s jail in lieu of $7,500 bond on a charge of first-degree assault in court papers alleging he choked his father, rendering him unconscious at his Leonardtown home.

Creighton S. Perkins, 31, was detained by police Tuesday near the residence on Goddard Court in the Leonard’s Freehold housing area, court papers state, and law officers also were dispatched to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, where Creighton Waller was being treated.

Waller alleged that the suspect shoved him onto a couch during an argument and “began to strangle him, causing him to completely lose consciousness,” according to a statement of probable cause filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Connelly.

“The victim advised he did not know how long the defendant had strangled him or how long he had lost consciousness,” the charging papers state, “but he regained consciousness ... [while being] repeatedly punch[ed] in the left side of the head.”

The suspect’s mother arrived and took Waller to the hospital, court papers state.

Perkins denied that any assault occurred between him and his father, court papers state. Perkins also was charged with trespassing at Leonard’s Freehold, after previously being notified to stay away from the property.