Charges Filed In Chestertown Assault

Police arrested a woman accused of splashing the drain cleaner Liquid Plumr into the eyes of a Chestertown man, leaving him temporarily blinded. Wanda Gross, 39-year-old Baltimore resident, was served with a warrant out of Queen Anne’s County charging her with first and second degree assault, malicious destruction of property and reckless endangerment.

According to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, Gross was wanted in connection with an incident on January 16 on Ashley Lane in Chestertown. Police said the victim was sitting outside a home when Gross drove up and began to accuse him of stealing $10 from her. Investigators said when the victim denied taking the money, Gross returned to her car and pulled out a bottle of Liquid-Plumr and a car shock. Police said Gross then threw the Liquid-Plumr at the victim. According to police, some of the drain cleaner splashed into the victim’s eyes, causing him to temporarily lose his vision. Gross reportedly kept arguing with the victim while standing in front of him holding the car shock. The victim was transported to Chester River Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries and later released.