Elkridge man charged in stabbings at Hanover bar

January 18, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A dance-floor fight at a popular Hanover bar ended in a stabbing yesterday morningthat sent two men to the hospital and one into police custody.

Patrick Jason Geddie, 24, of Elkridge was charged yesterday with two counts each of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, carrying a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

Police said that Geddie became upset when one of the victims bumped into his girlfriend while dancing at Cancun Cantina.

After a brief argument and scuffle, police said, Geddie pulled out a knife and stabbed the first victim in the back.

A second victim was stabbed in the stomach when he tried to intervene.

The knife believed to have been used in the stabbing was recovered at the scene.

Both victims, who were not identified, were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Cancun Cantina has become a popular local nightspot that police say generally gives them little trouble. It once offered live bull-riding, but it stopped the practice in 2001 after protests from animal-rights groups.

"We don't get a lot of calls out there," said Anne Arundel Police Lt. Greg Eshleman.

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