Pal Yong Yi

On January 26 at 6:40 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 600 block of Carvel Grove Road in Essex 21221 for a report of an assault with injury. Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered an adult female with a head wound.

The female has been identified as 72-year-old Young Ja Yi of the 600 block of Carvel Grove Road. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Her current condition is unknown.

The initial investigation into this incident by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit has indicated that Young Ja Yi and her husband, 75-year-old Pal Yong Yi, had become involved in an argument at their home. During the argument, Pal Yong Yi repeatedly struck Young Ja Yi in the head with a hammer.

Pal Yong Yi was still at the scene when police arrived and was taken into custody. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crime Unit.