On September 30, 2011, at approximately 3:45 a.m., deputies responded to a residence on Upland Road located in Chaptico, Maryland, for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Richard James Rhodes, 39 of Leonardtown, Maryland, engaged in a verbal dispute with the victim which escalated into a physical assault when Rhodes choked the victim and threw her into a closet.  Deputy S. Hawks responded to the scene.  Rhodes was arrested and charged with second degree assault.


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