Annapolis Man Charged With Stabbing Girlfriend

Police Say Suspect, Victim Argued Over Drug Use

March 17, 1992|By JoAnna Daemmrich | JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer

An Annapolis man who told police he "lost it" during an argument with his girlfriend was in jail yesterday on charges that he repeatedly stabbed her in the chest, arms and face.

Anthony Arthur Bradford, 33, of the 1000 block of Madison Street, faces charges of assault with intent to murder in the stabbing of Carol Anderson, who lives in the next block in the Harbour House public housing complex, city policesaid.

Anderson was in serious but stable condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. She was flown there by helicopterearly Sunday after a police officer found her sitting on the front steps of the apartment building, clutching a blood-soaked pillow to her chest.

The Annapolis officer reported that he was on routine patrol at 1:20 a.m. Sunday when a resident told him a woman had been stabbed at Harbour House. He called an ambulance and went to help Anderson, who was bleeding from stab wounds to her face,

shoulders, armsand chest, city police said.

Several neighbors went to help her until the ambulance arrived. Meanwhile, the officer went upstairs to question Bradford.

The officer then arrested Bradford in the livingroom, which was covered with blood, according to the police report.

Under further questioning, Bradford said he had stabbed Anderson during an argument over drugs and showed the officer a 6-inch knife with a black handle soaking in the kitchen sink, police said.

Bradford took the officer into the bedroom and showed him a bag containing three pipes, two whiskey bottles, razor blades and several pieces of aluminum foil, police said.

In a sworn statement made later in police custody, he said that he was arguing with Anderson over her drug use and was "tired of her yelling at him and lost it," according to the report.

A District Court commissioner set Bradford's bail at $1million. The bond was later reduced to $250,000 during a review hearing.

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