An aide to Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) was arrested in Baltimore last week for allegedly beating his male lover with a shovel, CQ Roll Call reports.
CQ Roll Call, which obtained the police report, details allegations that Levin staffer Tim Foster beat an unnamed, 39 year old black man, identified as Foster’s boyfriend, with a small black and red shovel just after midnight on Oct. 8. The beating left the victim hospitalized with wounds to his upper back, neck and torso.
Foster put his boyfriend in a choke hold and stated, “I want to kill you. Die dirty faggy,” the man later told police. Foster released him, then allegedly grabbed a stainless kitchen knife. As the boyfriend fled toward the stairs, Foster chased him and warned, “When you reach the fifth step, I am going to stab you.”
Foster lunged at his boyfriend with the knife. But Foster’s wife “got in the way” and the knife then fell to the floor, the report states.
The boyfriend told police he attempted to escape the property, but was again assaulted by Foster. This time, Foster struck him in his upper back with a small black and red shovel. Foster continued to assault the man until he got into his vehicle, the report states.
Foster has been charged with second degree assault and “dangerous weapons charges.” He was placed under arrest early Thursday morning and spent the night in the Baltimore County Detention Center before being released, Roll Call reported.
Levin’s office did not have a comment for Roll Call about the incident. However, the publication reports that Foster has been placed on unpaid leave.
Foster, who is Levin’s online communication manager, has reportedly worked for the Michigan lawmaker for seven years.