UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Lexington Park Stabbing

February 23, 2017
Joseph Charles Swales, age 55, of Lexington Park

Joseph Charles Swales, age 55, of Lexington Park

UPDATE: St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives worked throughout the evening to develop a suspect identified as Joseph Charles Swales, age 55, of Lexington Park.

He was taken into custody and is being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center on a no-bond status.

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

2/23/2017: On February 22, 2017, at approximately 7:00 p.m., St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office patrol units responded to the 21000 block of Dana Court in Lexington Park for a reported stabbing.

Deputies arrived at the scene and located a 24-year-old male victim suffering from stab wounds to the neck and chest.

The victim was transported via Trooper 7 to a shock trauma center for treatment.

The Criminal Investigations Division responded and is continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scott Ruest at 301-475-4200, ext. 2297 * or by email, Scott.Ruest@stmarysmd.com.

Anyone with information can also call CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333 or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).

Or call the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Duty Officer at 301-475-8008

St. Mary’s County CRIME SOLVERS offers rewards up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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Joseph Charles Swales, age 55, of Lexington Park

Joseph Charles Swales, age 55, of Lexington Park

 


8 Responses to UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Lexington Park Stabbing

  1. Anonymous on February 23, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Really, the victim couldn’t outrun that slob. Maybe he is faster then he looks.

    • Mr Trump on February 27, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      You’re a slop your self .This man was on his own property young 24 slap this man he has every right to protect his self. Learn to RESPECT YOUR ELDERY… Trying to be a hero ending up a zero. Now you put some RESPECT ON THIS COMMENT TRICK !!!

  2. FarmerBob on February 24, 2017 at 8:47 am

    This guy looks like he went to slop the hogs and never cleaned up afterwards.

  3. Jackass1 on February 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Boilers and chillers that’s what I deals with… Joe Swales is a piece of sheeeet.

    • Mr Trump on February 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Get facts right before you comment if you don’t know the whole story then you a piece a sheeee too.

      • Mr Trump on February 27, 2017 at 8:33 pm

        Get the facts right !!! You wasn’t there. The piece of sheee was the young 24 year old fighting a elderly man. Now you a piece of sheee too.

  4. Big Cookie on February 27, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Great Job Detectives, that didn’t take very long! Now if the States Attorney and the judges will do their jobs.

  5. Mr Trump on February 27, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Coward asses leaving comments .I need come bitch slap all your.
    The hero end up being zero. Next time call the law instead of punching someone in their face he had every right to defend his self. You’re are 24 respect your elderly.