A Frederick man is facing a first-degree assault charge this week after city police said he beat and briefly strangled a female acquaintance early Sunday.

Jordan Chase Travis, 29, was taken into custody outside of a motel where he was staying in the 900 block of West Patrick Street sometime shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday after city officers received a call for an assault. The caller, a female acquaintance of Travis, called from a different location to report the assault, which she said occurred at the motel when she and Travis got into a verbal argument that escalated into a physical confrontation, according to charging documents filed in Frederick County District Court.

Travis hit the woman in the face several times, then put her in a choke hold, according to the documents. The woman managed to free herself, only for Travis to grab her by the throat and begin strangling her from the front, the documents indicate. Police who met with the woman took several photos of the woman’s injuries before a relative took the woman to a hospital for further treatment.

In total, Travis was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree assault as well as reckless endangerment. He was released later Sunday after posting an unsecured personal bond in the amount of $5,000, according to court records.

— Jeremy Arias

Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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To those that choose to make this a BLM issue, how dare you? A woman was assaulted and all you can think about is how this effects your ridiculous, uneducated stance against a human rights issue. That does not belong here!




Nope. Just factual and realistic. BLM will support him regardless of either.


Black Lives Matter until you decide to choke the b**ch. And who do you call if you defund the police - a social worker?[ninja]


Nope, you call a protester. I'm sure there are many who would step right up to help. [lol]


Are you serious with this crap?? A woman is assaulted and you not only mock it, you call her a b**ch! What is wrong with you? Please make the world a better place and slither back under your rock!


I learned that b**ch term from the gangsta homeboys. That's what they call their women.


bosco .. they won't be able to call anyone and take actions into their own hands. Business as usual.

dancing donna

Other than profit for Frederick County (bail collected), why are criminals let out of jail? He is a threat. Why even have jail? Our justice system is a joke.


Read the Eighth Amendement to the Constitution, ratified Dec. 15, 1791.


Worthless punk, never ever ok to touch a female.


Frederick is looking for a new police chief.


Female Lives Matter!!!


Where is BLM and the fake Frederick activists to defend this guy???


you're white privilege card is showing again.


How do you know Lev is white? And, if he is, is it his "fault?"


Prejuding, KR999, prejudging and profiling. They just don't want to admit it.[ninja]


What's YOUR race, steelersfan2005? On top of that, what is YOUR real world experience dealing with the majority criminal element of this great country? Ever been attacked, robbed, been a burglary victim, shot ...? It's not about RACE ... it's about FACTS.


Black lives do matter. Sad you feel

Compelled to mock the situation


Did someone say they didn't, plumbum? I seemed to have missed that.

Nancy Day

That is how they think they get away with it, Kelly. Sad and pathetic.


This from one who is both sad and pathetic.

Nancy Day

in your can, lev?


Nancy Drew is back on the case after all of these years. However, she's way behind on criminology, forensics and statistics. She fails now.

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