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Assault arrest at LaVale hotel

August 12th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On Friday morning around 5:00 a.m., deputies of the Allegany County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Comfort Inn parking lot in LaVale for an assault. The alleged victim, Michael Ketelhut, age 48, of Joppa stated he was assaulted by Richard Edmund Grant of Glen Burnie. Ketelhut had a puncture wound to his hand possibly caused by some type of weapon. The two were travelling together to Ohio. The victim was transported to Western MD Health systems by LaVale Ambulance. Grant was arrested and charged with attempted 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault, and reckless endangerment. He was held in the Allegany County Detention Center in lieu of $25,000 bond.

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