Anne Arundel Man Charged with First and Second Degree Murder After Stabbing Girlfriend Multiple Times

March 23, 2020
Timothy Paul Gough

Timothy Paul Gough

On Monday, March 23, 2020 at approximately 12:21 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to the 5800 block of Larsen Street, Glen Burnie, Maryland for a stabbing. Upon arrival officers located a male subject, identified as fifty two year old Timothy Paul Gough from the 8500 block of Larsen Street, with apparent blood on him outside the residence.

Patrol units quickly detained Timothy Gough without incident. Patrol Officers responded inside the residence and located an adult female victim suffering from apparent sharp force injuries. The victim, identified as thirty two year old Shannon Nicole Sauter of the same address, was transported to an area hospital but later succumbed to her injuries.

Homicide detectives responded with the Evidence Collection Unit to process the crime scene. Through witness/suspect interviews detectives learned Timothy Gough and Shannon Sauter reside together and had been involved in a relationship. During the evening an altercation occurred in which the suspect, Timothy Gough, began assaulting Ms. Sauter. A witness tried to intervene at which time the suspect began to stab the victim.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy of Ms. Sauter and ruled her cause of death as multiple sharp force injuries with the manner being homicide.

Homicide detectives charged Timothy Gough with First and Second Degree Murder relating to the homicide of Shannon Sauter. Timothy Gough is currently incarcerated at the Anne Arundel County Jennifer Road Detention Center on a no bond status.

Even though an arrest has been made the Anne Arundel County Police is urging anyone with information on this incident or the suspect to contact the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. One can also remain anonymous by calling the Anne Arundel County Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.

Timothy Paul Gough

Timothy Paul Gough

Shannon Nicole Sauter, 32

11 Responses to Anne Arundel Man Charged with First and Second Degree Murder After Stabbing Girlfriend Multiple Times

  1. MarineVet on March 23, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Did I miss something?

    He killed one person
    How can he be charged with first and second degree murder?

    • BooBerry on March 24, 2020 at 1:10 am

      Stack the charges. Normal.

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2020 at 7:15 am

      It is so they have option if and when he is convicted. Based on the evidence presented the jury can find him innocent on the 1st degree charge but guilty on the 2nd degree.

    • big dookie on March 24, 2020 at 9:29 am

      It’s a lesser and included charge you tool. Take this moment to read a book you moron.

  2. Anonymous on March 24, 2020 at 6:16 am

    If he said he was going to kill her. That is second degree asult murder. Then doing it. Is first degree murder.

  3. Jimmy Getter on March 24, 2020 at 8:35 am

    What in the world did she see in him?

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      Photos are from 2011 or before and pulled from a modeling page. A lot can happen in 9+ years….

  4. Chris on March 24, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Was he rich or something? What did she see in that guy?

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      I thought you were Jimmy Getter?

  5. Bless this woman on March 24, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    I hope we won’t be seeing more of these domestic abuse cases. It’s sad and scary to think about how many individuals will be putting up with physical and emotional abuse from the ones that are supposed to love and protect them. Right now all over the world they are locked down with their own nightmare, sometimes with kids. My heart goes out to them right now, I hope they find strength and peace soon.
    See if you can help these people as we are stuck in our homes, don’t be nosy but if you know something, don’t let that scum slide, get that abused person help they desperately need.

  6. Joe on March 25, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    I don’t know the victim or the assailant. After reading the ages of those involved and seeing the pictures I can only imagine that there was a level of dependency involved in the relationship. That’s my opinion. I’ve seen plenty of attractive women with absolute schlubs. Beyond one or two cases of the guy being extremely lucky or the woman realizing he’s a “great guy”, it’s usually a case of “What can he provide” and “What does she need”. Money, drugs, a home, or stability after a series of failures.

    No matter what the situation was, it’s sad that somebody lost a daughter, sister, friend, or such.

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