County Police Officer Charged with Assault

… Multiple charges filed against Parkville man in domestic incident …

By Jon Meoli,

5:00 PM EDT, October 5, 2011

Officer First Class Brian Eaton, 23, of Parkville, has been arrested and charged with first-degree assault in connection to an alleged incident involving his ex-girlfriend, Baltimore County Police said Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Eaton, who worked at the Pikesville precinct, was also charged with second-degree assault, destruction of property, and false imprisonment involving what police are calling a domestic incident that occurred on Sept. 23.

According to the charging documents, the victim, who is also a county police officer at the Pikesville precinct and who has a 13-month-old daughter with Eaton, arrived at Eaton’s house, around 10:10 p.m. on Sept. 23, where their daughter was sleeping. The documents state she went there to tell Eaton about her new romantic relationship.

The documents state that an intoxicated Eaton argued with his ex-girlfriend, then jumped into the passenger seat of her car and assaulted her. He then demanded she drive him to his friend’s house. They drove to the friend’s house, Eaton got out, went to the door, then quickly returned to the car.

The arguing continued and Eaton then smashed his ex-girlfirend’s phone and told his ex-girlfriend to go back to his house.

When the pair returned to Eaton’s house, the ex-girlfriend picked up the daughter, who was alone and sleeping on the sofa, and began walking to her car, the documents state.

The charging documents state that Eaton then demanded a hug and kiss from his ex-girlfriend and when she refused, Eaton began “screaming and hollering while exiting the vehicle,” the documents state.

Eaton then stripped off his shirt in the middle of the street, then pulled a gun and threatened the ex-girlfriend telling her to leave, the documents state.

The ex-girlfriend reported for work the next day and was sent to Northwest Hospital, where she was treated and released, the documents state.

A Baltimore County Police Department press release stated that Eaton was suspended and his weapon confiscated on Sept. 24.

Eaton, a five-year veteran of the department, was released on $50,000 bail on Oct. 5.

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