Lothian Man in Custody After Stabbing Acquaintance Early Saturday Morning
A Lothian man was charged with attempted murder and other felonies early Saturday morning after he allegedly stabbed an acquaintance, according to Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy. Witnesses told police that the victim and the accused, Jerome Waters, Sr. 55, of Lothian, exchanged words shortly before the stabbing.
Friends took the victim—a 50-year old man who suffered from multiple stab wounds to the torso—to AAA Ambulance Service in Upper Marlboro. Police do not release the names of victims of violent crimes.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Prince George’s Trauma Center. His wounds are not believed to be life threatening.
Mulcahy said that the incident happened early Saturday morning, around 5 a.m. Police were initially called to the 1300 block of Mt. Zion Marlboro Road in Lothian (near the Triangle Tobacco Warehouse).
Once police arrived, several witnesses said that the stabbing had occurred in the 5400 block of Sands Road (less than a quarter of a mile away near Patuxent Mobile Estates). The witnesses said that the victim and the suspect were involved in a disagreement. Witnesses identified the suspect as Jerome Otto Waters., Sr., of the 5200 block of Sands Road in Lothian.
A few hours later, police found Waters at his home. He was taken into custody and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Attempted Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment.