Marcus Marques Allen, 25, of Rochester, NY, with three counts of attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault in connection with a triple stabbing Sunday night.
LA PLATA, Md. (Aug. 2, 2016)—Charles County Sheriff's investigators have charged Marcus Marques Allen, 25, of Rochester, NY, with three counts of attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault in connection with a triple stabbing Sunday night. The man is accused of pulling a knife and stabbing 3 family members as they drove down the road. All 3 survived. A 4th victim was able to escape unharmed.
At 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the 4300 block of Renner Road in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing that occurred inside a vehicle. When officers arrived, they located a 19-year-old male lying in the street with a stab wound to his upper body. Just down the road from him, officers located a 44-year-old male and a 16-year-old male with stab wounds.
All three victims were flown to a hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening, according to police.
A preliminary investigation showed the victims were in an SUV with Allen when he suddenly produced a knife and, for unknown reasons, began stabbing the occupants. The victims were able to jump out of the SUV and flee. A fourth victim, who was in the vehicle, escaped unharmed. Allen then fled in the SUV, but was located and arrested in Brandywine by Prince George's County police officers after he called 911 to report an unknown problem.
Allen was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries he sustained during the assault.
Allen is being held with no bond at the Charles County Detention Center.
Det. C. Shankster of the Charles Co. Sheriff's Office is investigating.