A Frederick man was denied bail Tuesday after city police say he broke into a woman's home last week and strangled her, according to charging documents.
Wilfredo Mejia-Romero, 25, of the 1100 block of Schaffer Drive, was taken into custody shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday when city officers arrived at a home on Hillcrest Drive to find Mejia-Romero and a woman who had several injuries consistent with an assault, according to charging documents.
The woman told police Mejia-Romero manipulated a lock to enter the home without the permission of any of the occupants and confronted her in her bedroom while she was sleeping. The woman said she believed Mejia-Romero was drunk and told him to leave, but he refused, instead grabbing her throat when she tried to call for help, according to the documents.
The woman managed to free herself and call police, who arrested Mejia-Romero on charges of first- and second-degree burglary as well as fourth-degree burglary, court records state. Mejia-Romero remains at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.