Former Senator Theatre Owner Charges State Senator Joan Carter Conway With Second-Degree Assault

November 06, 2013|By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun

Former Senator Theatre owner Tom Kiefaber is accusing state Senator Joan Carter Conway of assault after an incident last week at the auction of his former home.

Kiefaber recorded a confrontation with the Baltimore lawmaker and posted it to YouTube. The video shows him walking outside the Orkney Road house and approaching Conway, who pushes the camera away before walking off with two men.

“I told him: ‘You can keep that camera out of my face,'” Conway said. “I went behind the house, then I heard all this noise, and I said, ‘Why are you following me?'”

Kiefaber filed second-degree assault charges Monday against the Democratic senator who represents North Baltimore. The state’s attorney’s office for Baltimore will meet with Kiefaber and determine whether it will prosecute. A spokesman for the office declined to comment.

Both Kiefaber and Conway said they will appear in Maryland District Court next month; the court date is set for Dec. 19, according to court documents.

Kiefaber said she slapped his face along with his camera. “The video speaks for itself,” he said.

Conway acknowledged pushing the camera away but said she didn’t assault Kiefaber.

Conway said the charge won’t hold up in court.

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