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City man faces charges in stabbings after Halloween party

October 28, 2012
  • Eddie Melvin Ware Jr.
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A Hagerstown man faces charges, including two counts of first-degree assault, after two people were stabbed Sunday morning near a West End home after a Halloween party, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department.

The male and female victims, whose identities were not released, had nonlife-threatening injuries, police said. Police said both vicims were adults.

Eddie Melvin Ware Jr., 25, of 1014F Security Road in the northeast area of Hagerstown, was charged with two counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police said.

Police were called to 817 Main Ave., in the West End, at approximately 3:36 a.m. Sunday for several individuals fighting in the street, police said.

Police found the two victims, who were taken to Meritus Medical Center for treatment, police said.
The victims and Ware attended a Halloween party at 817 Main Ave., police said.

When the party was over and people were leaving, Ware and the male victim allegedly had a verbal argument that turned physical outside the home, police said.

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The male victim was stabbed in the head, police said. The female victim, who tried to intervene, also was stabbed, police said.

Police said they recovered a knife.

Ware was being held Sunday morning at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $200,000 bond.

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