PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (October 25, 2007)—On Saturday, October 20, at approximately 6:11 p.m., members of the Maryland State Police, assisted by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office, responded to a domestic assault at a home on 12th Street in Chesapeake Beach. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Agnes Freeland, 51, lying in the backyard suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Freeland advised Sgt. Rosemary King of the Calvert Investigative Team (C.I.T.) that she and her husband, Alvin Freeland, 50, had been celebrating her birthday and both had been drinking. She stated that they started arguing and her husband grabbed a knife from the kitchen, saying he was going to kill her. Freeland said that her husband then began stabbing her in the chest. She fled outside and called the police barracks.
Police interviewed Alvin Freeland at the scene at which time he said that he stabbed his wife because her dog was biting him and she wouldn't call the dog off.
Alvin Freeland was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert Detention Center where he is being held without bail on first and second degree assault charges.
Agnes Freeland was suffering from approximately 21 stab wounds to the upper chest area and was transported via Trooper 7 to P.G. Shock Trauma Center where she is listed in stable condition.
The ongoing investigation is being handled by Sgt. Rosemary King.