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August 9, 2013

Police arrest suspect accused of stabbing 15-year-old

LAVALE — A Cumberland man wanted in the early Friday morning stabbing of a 15-year-old boy was arrested Friday without incident when he was located at a private residence in LaVale not far from the scene of the stabbing.

At 1:30 p.m., the Maryland State Police, C3I investigators and the C3I Fugitive Unit arrested 29-year-old Victor Ervin White in the 500 block of A Street.

White was wanted in connection with the stabbing that occurred at 1:33 a.m. in the 400 block of National Highway. 

He was arrested on charges of attempted second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault and was awaiting a bond hearing a short time after the arrest, police said. 

When troopers arrived at National Highway they learned that there had been an altercation and that a 15-year-old boy had been stabbed in the upper back. Members of the LaVale Rescue Squad treated the victim prior to transporting him to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

No information was available Friday afternoon concerning the victim’s condition.

Investigators with C3I responded to assist state police. Investigators interviewed a number of juveniles and young adults who had attended a party at an unoccupied residence in LaVale where an altercation occurred prior to the party breaking up.

As several of the juveniles were walking east on National Highway, they were approached by the suspect, who had not attended the party, in the company of a female. There was another altercation at that time and the suspect stabbed the victim once in the upper back area, police said.

Troopers, with the assistance of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, and a K-9 Unit with the Maryland Natural Resources Police, conducted a search of the area for the suspect and the weapon used by the suspect. Neither was located at that time.

Investigators were able to identify the suspect and obtain a warrant for his arrest.

 

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