Finksburg man arrested in Westminster stabbing

Police: fight started between men after girlfriends started arguing

May 29, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A 27-year-old Finksburg man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of stabbing another man in the middle of E. Main Street in Westminster on Monday, according to Westminster police.

Frank Anthony Douma Jr., of the 1600 block of Deer Park Road in Finksburg, was arrested about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday without incident at his girlfriend's apartment, which is in the same 200 block of E. Main Street where the stabbing occurred, said Lt. Patrick Bassler, a police spokesman.

Police had first responded to the block about 5 p.m. Monday after reports of a fight between five or six people, and found Jack Hohn, 37, stabbed in his left side in front of a Pizza Boli's restaurant, Bassler said.

Hohn, who was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma and released Tuesday, has no fixed address but often stays in Westminster, Bassler said.

Hohn told police that it was Douma who stabbed him, Bassler said.

"Evidently, he knew the guy," Bassler said.

In the course of their investigation, police learned a fight had broken out between Douma's and Hohn's girlfriends, and that the two men "stepped in to try to separate it" before the fight escalated, Bassler said.

Douma has been charged with first-degree assault, possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure someone and concealing a dangerous weapon, Bassler said.

Bassler said he did not know late Tuesday whether Douma had been processed or received bail at the Carroll County Detention Center.

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