A man and a woman have been charged in connection with a stabbing in Havre de Grace early last Thursday morning.
Jennifer A. Anderson, 32, and George Edward Smith, 55, both appeared before Harford County District Court Judge Mimi Cooper for a bail review hearing in Bel Air Friday afternoon, when they were ordered to be held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center.
Anderson, of the 700 block of Market Street in Havre de Grace, and Smith, of the 600 block of West Bel Air Avenue in Aberdeen, are both charged with first-degree attempted murder and first- and second-degree assault.
Havre de Grace Police Ofc. Jeff Gilpin confirmed last Friday that Anderson and Smith were charged in connection with a stabbing Thursday morning in the city. The victim in the stabbing, a man in his 40s, was taken to Harford Memorial Hospital at approximately 4 a.m., with several stab wounds in his neck and upper torso, according to police.
The man was released the same day as the stabbing, which occurred in the 700 block of Market Street. Police had already responded to an argument between the victim and another man and woman in the 600 block of Water Street at 2:39 a.m., Gilpin had said Thursday. At the time, Gilpin also said they were still interviewing the other two people.
During Friday's bail review hearing, public defender Brian Cunningham requested for reasonable bail for both Anderson and Smith.
According to Cunningham, Smith lives in his Aberdeen home by himself, has been in Harford County for 50 years and is diagnosed with depression.
Anderson has lived her entire life in Harford County, as well, Cunningham said.
This stabbing occurred while Anderson was already serving weekends at the Harford County Detention Center, according to Assistant State's Attorney Christopher Tabone. Tabone added that Smith had allegedly made threats earlier in the day in front of police, before the stabbing.
In citing her reason for holding them without bail, Cooper called both Smith and Anderson flight risks and dangers to the community.