Police in St. Mary’s County Make Arrest After Stabbing in Leonardtown at La Grande Estates

July 8, 2022
Robert Alan Mandley Jr., age 32 of Leonardtown

Robert Alan Mandley Jr., age 32 of Leonardtown

UPDATE 7/8/2022: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has arrested and charged a Leonardtown man with assault from a stabbing incident that occurred on July 5, 2022 in Leonardtown.

Robert Alan Mandley Jr., age 32 of Leonardtown, was charged on July 8, 2022 with First-Degree Assault, Second-Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property less than $1,000.

On July 5, 2022, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to La Grande Estates at 23285 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown for the report of a stabbing. Upon officers arrival, Mandley fled into a wooded area, but was located and arrested a short time later.

A 35-year-old female victim suffered from a laceration to the upper bicep area of her left arm and a minor laceration on the upper back of her arm. The victim advised that Mandley began an argument and threatened violence against himself, her and others.

Brandishing a knife, Mandley then began slashing toward the victim’s neck, but struck her left bicep. The knife continued through her arm and struck Mandley’s hand which was still around the victim’s neck. Mandley then slashed again causing a minor laceration to he back of her arm.

The victim was ground transported to a hospital for treatment. Mandley was air transported for medical issues unrelated to his arrest and was released and charged on July 8, 2022.

Mandley is held at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown.

7/5/2022: On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at approximately 7:24 a.m., police responded to the La Grande Estates Campground located at 23285 Point Lookout Road in Leonardtown, for the reported disturbance with an armed subject.

The 911 caller reported a male and female were in an active disturbance between lot 3 and lot 5, with one subject being armed with a knife.

A short time later, additional 911 callers reported an adult female was stabbed. Emergency medical personnel was dispatched for a female in her 30’s suffering from wounds to the upper body.

The adult female victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and was transported to an area hospital.

Police located the suspect fleeing into the nearby wooded area. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 and a K9 unit responded to assist. The suspect was located a short distance away and was taken into custody.

Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene for the suspect reportedly suffering injuries from a fall.

After emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene, a medic unit was requested due to the suspect being unconscious.

Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 landed at the St. Mary’s Hospital and transported the suspect to an area trauma center with unknown injuries.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the assault.

Charges are pending and updates will be provided when they become available.