Man stabbed in Glen Burnie motorcycle argument

Suspect believed victim had damaged his Harley Davidson, police say

April 01, 2013|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A 45-year-old man has been charged with stabbing another man who he believed had damaged his motorcycle outside a Glen Burnie tavern late Sunday, Anne Arundel County Police said.

The man, who police said was drunk, allegedly drove off and crashed his Harley Davidson at a nearby intersection after the altercation.

Brian Scott Smith, of the unit block of Magnolia Avenue, has since been arrested and charged with multiple crimes in the incident, including attempted second-degree murder, police said. The 50-year-old stabbing victim was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in serious condition.

Officers responded to the Crossroads Tavern, in the 7300 block of Ritchie Highway, about 12:09 a.m. for a report of an unknown disturbance. Police said they found the victim suffering from at least one stab wound.

Through a preliminary investigation, officers determined that Smith had left the bar and became angry when he saw the victim near his Harley Davidson motorcycle, police said. Smith "accused the victim of causing damage to his motorcycle" before stabbing the man, police said.

Smith then fled the scene on his motorcycle, police said.

Shortly after, Smith crashed his motorcycle near the intersection of Birch and Magnolia avenues, near his home, police said. Officers located Smith and the knife they believe Smith used in the stabbing at the scene of the crash, police said.

Smith has been charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, negligent driving, reckless driving, and failing to control a vehicle's speed to avoid a collision.

Court records on Monday did not list an attorney for Smith. A call to his home went unanswered.

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