One arrested, another sought in Edgewood Thanksgiving stabbing

Sexual assault, first degree assault charges filed against man being held in jail

November 23, 2012|AEGIS STAFF REPORT

The Harford County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested one man and has a warrant out for another in connection with a stabbing in Edgewood on Thanksgiving night. The man who was arrested is facing assault and sexual assault charges, according to police.

Harford County sheriff's deputies were called around 7:20 p.m. Thursday to the 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way in Edgewood for a report of a stabbing.

The victim, 41, had been stabbed in the facial area with an unknown weapon, according to an initial news release from the sheriff's office, which also stated the stabbing appeared to be domestic related.

The man was taken by ambulance from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company to John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, spokesman Capt. Keith Warner said. Deputies responded to the home to interview witnesses.

Friday afternoon, Warner issued an update on the case that announced the identity of the two men police believed were the alleged assailants.

Detectives interviewed witnesses at the scene and were told that Andre Donnell Carter, of Gold Meadow Way in Edgewood, and Jamarr Antonio Carter, also of Edgewood, allegedly came to the 1700 Block Fountain Rock Way and confronted the victim, whom the follow-up news release identifies only by a single name.

Jamarr Carter allegedly punched the victim in the face causing him to fall to the floor, according to the release, which also says that witnesses stated they observed Jamarr stab the victim in the face with a silver, non-folding knife,

Two witnesses attempted to intervene by placing their bodies in front of the victim, but Jamarr Carter was allegedly able to kick the victim in the head several times, police said.

Andre Carter then began to pull the victim's pants off, and he and Jamarr Carter started to spread the buttocks of the victim, stating words to the effect, "You want to know how it feels to be raped...," the Sheriff's Office news release continued, stating it was "unknown why this statement was made."

One of the Witnesses stated he thought the assailants were going to stab the knife in the victim's rectum, police said.

Jamarr Carter was pulled off the victim by a witness, and the witness allegedly was bitten on the back of the neck by Andre Carter, police said. Andre Carter then lifted his pants leg up and allegedly displayed a black handgun hoping the witness would not call the police, the Sheriff's Office news release states.

Andre Carter and Jamarr Carter fled the residence when the police were called. The preliminary investigation at the scene concluded the victim and his assailants knew each other, according to the Sheriff's Office, which did not say if the two Carters are related.

Andre Carter, who has been arrested, is charged with a first degree sexual offense, second degree sexual offense, attempted first degree sexual offense, attempted second degree sexual offense and first degree assault. As of Friday afternoon, he is being held at the Harford County Detention Center in Bel Air on no bail.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jamarr Carter. Warner said he did not have the charges Friday afternoon, except for first degree assault.

Please check back with http://www.exploreharford.com for updates.

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