Edgewood woman charged in stabbing

24-year-old in critical condition after fight, car crash over weekend

Maryland News >harford co.

February 14, 2005|By Jessica Bylander | Jessica Bylander,Baltimoresun.com Staff

ABINGDON -- An 18-year-old Edgewood woman faces attempted murder and assault charges in the weekend stabbing of a 24-year-old Elkton woman, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said today.

Amber Sunshine Hawley of the 1800 block of Brookside Drive has been charged with attempted first and second-degree murder and first and second-degree assault for her alleged role in a fight early Saturday morning. According to authorities, Erin Leigh Pilesky of Old Chestnut Court in Elkton was stabbed twice during the altercation.

Pilesky was in critical condition today at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after being stabbed once in the abdomen and once in the chest during the fight in the 1100 block of Harford Town Drive, the sheriff's office said.

Members of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company found Pilesky after responding to a 911 call around 3 a.m. Saturday. According to authorities, Pilesky was driving away from the fight when she apparently lost control of her 2004 Mazda and crashed into a tree at the intersection of Harford Town Drive and Bush Court.

Pilesky was treated at the scene and then flown in a Maryland State Police Medivac helicopter to Shock Trauma, where medical staff discovered her stab wounds and alerted police.

According to the sheriff's office, Pilesky's ex-boyfriend -- Rasheen Moody -- told detectives that he separated the two fighting women, after which Pilesky got in her car and left. Authorities said Pilesky had also had a fight with Moody the week before and a separate confrontation with Hawley last October.

The sheriff's office could not confirm a motive in Saturday's incident, but according to Lt. Edward Hopkins, a department spokesman, the dispute was likely caused by Moody's relationships with the women.

With both Moody and Hawley present, detectives executed a search and seizure warrant at Moody's home in the 1100 block of Harford Town Drive. The sheriff's office said a knife was found, and the weapon was being analyzed to determine if it was used in the assault Saturday.

Hawley is being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center.

Originally published February 14, 2005, 4:33 PM EST

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