Michael Kevin Brady, 40, of St. Leonard, has been charged with first and second degree assault after he cut a good Samaritan with a knife as the man tried to intervene in a domestic argument between Brady and a woman inside a Prince Frederick residence. (Arrest photo)
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (June 9, 2011)—A good Samaritan was hospitalized last Friday morning after he tried to intervene in a domestic dispute at a home in the 4300 block of Ridgeway Terrace in Prince Frederick. Randall Edward Rice, 46, of Prince Frederick, was suffering from a laceration to the jugular portion of his neck. Police say Rice tried to calm a verbal altercation between Michael Kevin Brady, 40, of St. Leonard, and a 43-year-old woman when he was cut by a knife being wielded by Brady.
Rice had already departed the residence, driving himself to Calvert Memorial Hospital, by the time emergency services and officers from the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police Barrack "U" arrived on scene in response to a 911 call, according to police.
Arriving officers observed Brady fleeing the residence toward the back yard. Brady was located by Dfc. P. Wood and detained.
Det. N. DeFelice subsequently responded to the scene at which time it was revealed through witness statements and physical evidence that Brady and the woman became involved in a verbal altercation inside the first floor hallway of the residence. Rice attempted to intervene in the incident at which time he received an anterior laceration to the jugular portion of his neck, approximately three inches in length.
Brady was arrested and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with first and second degree assault.