First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Keith Ames Jr. of Capitol Heights, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by the Baltimore County Police on August 3, 2016.
The Warrant states that on August 3rd police responded to the 3600 block of Reistertown Road for an assault call. Once on scene the police met with the victim, who stated that she was involved in a verbal argument with Ames, saying that during the argument Ames grabbed her and smashed her face into the floor. According to the warrant Ames then slammed her to the ground, climbed on top of her and began choking and threatening to kill her. Ames was not on scene when the officers arrived.
Upon receiving the warrant, Deputies were able to contact Ames who agreed to meet with them to turn himself in. He met Deputies at the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections where he was taken into custody without incident.
Ames is also charged with Second Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property.
Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect Arrested
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Marquita Hammonds of Clinton, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder that was obtained by the County Police on August 25th, 2016. According to the warrant, Hammond was in the 7900 block of Bellefonte Place in Clinton, MD when she became involved in an argument. The warrant states that Hammond produced a large kitchen knife and cut the victim, who then ran into a house. Hammond attempted to force her way into the house by pushing on the door. While the victim attempted to prevent Hammond from entering, Hammond stabbed the victim in the chest with the knife. The victim was transported by helicopter to the hospital for emergency surgery and was listed in critical condition.
Upon receipt of the warrant, sheriff deputies received information during their investigation that led them to a location in Suitland MD where they went with County Police. Hammond was at the location and was taken into custody and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Hammond is also charged with Attempted Second Murder, First Degree Assault, Home Invasion and Assault Second Degree.
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