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Man charged with assault in auction stabbing

August 17, 2004|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

Maryland State Police allege that a Falling Waters, W.Va., man who was angered while bidding on items at a flea market struck another bidder with the mirror of his car and stabbed him Saturday afternoon.

The man was being detained Monday while awaiting a hearing in Washington County District Court.

Daniel D. Cammer, 48, of 3223 Grade Road, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure and disorderly conduct, according to court records.

The incident was reported at about noon Saturday at the Md. 65 Flea & Farmer's Market at 7445 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro, records state. Witnesses told police they saw Cammer drive his vehicle between rows of auction goods toward Dennis Grove, according to records.

Police allege Cammer struck Grove on the wrist with the mirror of the vehicle. They allege he then got out of the vehicle and wrestled with and stabbed Grove with an ice pick.

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Several people helped stop the fight.

Police said Grove sustained a puncture wound on his left upper thigh/hip area.

Grove told police that he and Cammer had been bidding against each other for an item earlier in the day, records state. Grove told police he believed he "was fighting for his life," records state.

Cammer was being held Monday evening at the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond, a detention center spokesman said.

His bond review hearing, which was canceled Monday, is scheduled for today, records state.

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