Two charged in stabbing of student downtown

June 01, 2008|By Gadi Dechter | Gadi Dechter,Sun reporter

Police have arrested two suspects in the stabbing of barber student Shannon L. Dudley, who was assaulted downtown while waiting for a bus Tuesday night at Charles and Baltimore streets.

Charles Calloway, 18, of the 1000 block of N. Carey St. and Corey Woodhams, 19, of the 1500 block of E. Federal St. have been charged with attempted murder and armed robbery, among other crimes, according to court records.

Dudley, 22, remained in critical condition last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, hospital officials said.

Court records indicate that at the time of his arrest, Calloway was committed to the Department of Juvenile Services for a second-degree assault he was found to have committed as a juvenile.

According to the charging documents, detectives located the suspects after they both made calls from Dudley's cell phone, which was stolen during the assault, along with his umbrella and a baseball cap.

A witness saw Dudley's assailants run into a subway station in the 100 block of W. Baltimore St. after the stabbing, according to the police statement of probable cause. A surveillance camera at the train stration also captured both suspects running into the subway "moments after this stabbing," the charging documents stated.

Dudley is a student at Avara's Academy of Hair Design in Dundalk. The rare downtown assault came after he stayed late at school to study for his state certification exam. He followed his usual route home, catching a bus to downtown Baltimore, where he planned to switch to another bus that would take him to Towson.

According to the police version of events, Calloway and Woodhams "gave statements indicating their involvement" in the stabbing. They didn't confess to the assault but told detectives they were present when the attack took place and admitted to possessing Dudley's stolen property, according to the records.

gadi.dechter@baltsun.com

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