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Warrants issued in stabbing

January 15, 1998

Warrants issued in stabbing

By MARLO BARNHART

Staff Writer

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Hagerstown man in connection with the Jan. 4 stabbing of a 16-year-old boy who went to the aid of a pregnant woman who was being beaten at Antietam and Potomac streets.

Anthony Keith Crawford, 22, of 70 E. Antietam St., has been charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure, police said Thursday.

He was being held Thursday night at the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.

James Edward Fox III, of 423 Fremont St., was released from Washington County Hospital Jan. 10 after being treated for stab wounds under both arms and a small wound on his forehead.

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The incident occurred around 11 p.m. as Fox and three friends were walking, police said.

They saw a man assaulting a pregnant woman at the downtown intersection and Fox went to her aid, police said.

The woman's assailant pulled out a butterfly knife and stabbed Fox three times, police said.

The assailant dropped the knife and fled on foot. The woman didn't require medical attention.

Police learned of the incident when Fox's friends took him to the Washington County Hospital emergency room, where a police officer was investigating an earlier traffic accident.

The wound on the top of Fox's head and under his right arm weren't considered serious, but a wound under the left arm punctured a lung, police said.

Crawford was expected to turn himself in earlier this week but didn't, police said.

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