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Waldorf man arrested for allegedly assaulting victim with couch

A Waldorf man allegedly assaulted a woman, then threw a couch on her early Wednesday morning, according to a Charles County Police press release.

Gregory Derrell Lea, 42, allegedly “punched the victim, kicked her, choked her and then threw a couch on top of her,” the release said. Charles County Police spokeswoman Diane Richardson said the suspect was wearing steel-toed boots. The victim and the suspect knew each other but were not related, she said.

Officers arrived on the scene in the 2400 block of Lake Drive in Waldorf around 12:30 a.m. Police said they pursued Lea as he fled from the apartment, taking the 27-year-old victim’s cell phone and her car.

Lea was arrested at a nearby store. He has been charged with assault and theft, the release said. The victim was treated for minor injuries.

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