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
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