A Hanover man who allegedly choked a former girlfriend with a phone cord is facing an attempted-murder charge in Maryland.
Carroll County sheriff's deputies responded to a call for a domestic dispute in the 4500 block of Salem Bottom Road in Westminster about 10:15 p.m. Thursday and allegedly found Jeffrey A. Hacker choking the woman in the front yard.
The deputies subdued Hacker, 50, and took him into custody, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
Further investigation led authorities to believe Hacker had broken into the alleged victim's home and waited for her to return, the release said.
Another woman, the alleged victim's 24-year-old daughter, also sustained minor injuries, according to the news release.
Both women were taken by ambulance to a hospital, treated and released.
Hacker was also injured during the incident and treated at the hospital.
In addition to attempted murder, the charges against Hacker include first- and second-degree assault, first- and fourth-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property, reckless endangerment and harassment.
According to online court records, Hacker lives at 576 1/2 Baltimore St. in Hanover.
Hacker is in jail, having been denied bail, according to the news release.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Jan. 23, according to online records.- Reach Erin James at email@example.com.