Solomons Man Arrested in Connection with April 16 Stabbing - Southern Maryland Headline News

Solomons Man Arrested in Connection with April 16 Stabbing


Joseph Martin Blankenship, 24 of Solomons, was arrested Tuesday evening in connection with the stabbing of a 24-year-old Lusby man in Solomons on April 16. (Arrest photos)
Joseph Martin Blankenship, 24 of Solomons, was arrested Tuesday evening in connection with the stabbing of a 24-year-old Lusby man in Solomons on April 16. (Arrest photos)

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (May 12, 2010)—Joseph Martin Blankenship, 24 of Solomons, was arrested Tuesday evening in connection with a stabbing that occurred in the Solomons area on April 16 during the Tiki Bar opening weekend.

The victim in the stabbing, a 24-year-old Lusby man, told investigators that he'd had an exchange of words with two individuals and was struck in the back of the head. The victim advised that he then went behind Our Lady Star of the Sea Church and confronted four males, one of whom brandished a pocket knife and stabbed him in the stomach. At that time, the victim was transported to PG Shock Trauma for treatment of non-life threatening wounds.

Blankenship was located and apprehended by Dfc. Elvis Carter of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Warrant Unit, with assistance from Dfc. David Denton of the Patrol Bureau, in the Lusby area on an outstanding warrant for 1st and 2nd degree assault, reckless endangerment, and dangerous weapon with intent to injure.

The warrant was issued as a result of Detective N. DeFelice's continued investigation of the stabbing.

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