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Hagerstown teen charged as adult in stabbing

Victim treated and released for injuries

April 01, 2012

A Hagerstown man was treated at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown and released Sunday after he was stabbed in the neck with a pocketknife, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Mackenzie Richard Socks, 17, no address available, who has been charged as an adult in the case, has been charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary and malicious destruction of property greater than $500, according to a news release and a Washington County Detention Center spokeswoman.

Socks, who was being held on $500,000 bond, was being treated at Meritus Medical Center Sunday afternoon  for minor injuries from the fight with the victim, police said.

Two males got into a disagreement at 20215 Robinwood Court that, according to witnesses, was about a past shooting incident that happened in Hagerstown, Deputy Howard Ward said.

Ward said Socks had been asked to leave the residence at an apartment complex.

That disagreement led to a fight in which the Hagerstown man was stabbed and received a nonlife-threatening injury, Ward said. He was stitched up at the hospital and released, Ward said.

The incident was reported at 3:23 a.m. Sunday on Robinwood Court, according to Washington County Emergency Services. Robinwood Court is across the street from Hagerstown Community College.

Socks was still at the apartment complex when deputies arrived, but he fled on foot and was caught a short time later on Dual Highway, Ward said.

— Julie E. Greene and Dave McMillion

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