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Two from Hagerstown charged with attempted murder in stabbing case

Police say victim expected to be treated and released from hospital

February 28, 2013|By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com
  • Lauren Bradley Dixon and Sabrina Michelle Thomas
Hagerstown Police Department

Two Hagerstown residents have been charged with attempted murder after a woman was stabbed in the face and neck early Thursday near a residence in the 900 block of Security Road, Hagerstown police said.

Lauren Bradley Dixon, 22, and Sabrina Michelle Thomas, 27, both of 12820 Little Elliott Drive, Apt. 9, were charged with one count each of attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.

Dixon and Thomas were both booked and being held without bond at the Washington County Detention Center, a jail spokesman said Thursday night.

Police Chief Mark Holtzman said Thursday afternoon that the victim, whose name was not released, suffered stab wounds to the face and neck, and defensive wounds to her arms and hands. He said she was treated by a plastic surgeon at Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown and released.

“She’s going to have permanent scarring,” he said. “It was a very serious attack.”

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Holtzman said an investigation showed that Dixon, Thomas and the victim had a troubled history. He said he didn’t know how long Dixon and Thomas were with the victim before the stabbing occurred on a sidewalk at the Washington Gardens Apartments complex.

Holtzman said Dixon and Thomas were picked up by police several hours after the incident at different locations.

“There were two people involved, two people were arrested and two people were charged,” he said.

Officers were called at 5:17 a.m. Thursday for a report of a stabbing at a residence at 968 Security Road, police said. When officers pulled up, they found a 23-year-old woman with numerous stab wounds.

Witnesses told police that several people were seen fleeing the area before officers arrived.

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