Crime scene

EASTON — A local man faces assault charges for allegedly punching his girlfriend at the Wawa gas station on Route 50.

Easton Police said they responded to Wawa on Saturday, Jan. 9, for a possible assault.

According to police, Sarah McKinney, 35, reported her boyfriend, Christopher Rockwell, had punched her in the mouth and she had fallen and hit her head.

Rockwell, 34 of Easton, returned to the scene and was arrested by officers for the alleged assault.

Police also said while Rockwell was being transported to the Talbot County Detention Center he told officers had ingested a “CDS” (controlled dangerous substances) and that he was becoming ill.

Rockwell was taken to Easton Memorial Hospital. He ended up denying taking a substance and was taken to the county lockup, according to police.

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