|Kathleen Theresa Machen|
who was bleeding from the head. The victim told officers that he had been attacked while sleeping in his room by his fiancé, later identified as Kathleen Theresa Machen, 47, of Ocean City, Maryland.
The victim told police that he had been asleep, alone, in his room, when Machen came into the room and attacked him with a metal can of beans; striking him repeatedly in the head and causing several bleeding head wounds. The victim advised he was able to get Machen off of him and get out of the room and flee to a friend’s room where he called the police.
Police located Machen and attempted to place her under arrest for assault. During the arrest Machen resisted police and was eventually subdued and taken into custody. Prior to this incident, Machen had attacked the victim earlier in the day, striking him in the head with a beer can after which Ocean City police responded and arrested her for second degree assault.
After the arrest for second degree assault, Machen was released on her own recognizance by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner with the specific stipulation that she was not to return to 1210 Philadelphia Avenue and to have no contact with the victim. As a result of the second attack, Machen was charged with:
Machen was seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and is being held on $250,000.00 pending a bond review later today by an Ocean City District Court Judge. The victim was treated at the scene by Ocean City EMS.
Ocean City Police Department