FBI joins search for man wanted in Lansdowne stabbing

The FBI has joined Baltimore County police in the hunt for a man wanted in a Lansdowne stabbing earlier this week, and his girlfriend, who also remains missing.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland has issued a warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for Rony Leonel Deleon, 28, who is wanted by Baltimore County police for a stabbing in the in the 3000 block of Bero Road.

FBI officials said Deleon is no longer in the Baltimore area and likely fled the state. Deleon is Hispanic, 5'06", about 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Police are also searching for Deleon's girlfriend, Damaris Noemi Chavez-Calderon, 24. Police said they want to confirm that she is unharmed, but it is unclear if the two are together. Chavez-Calderon is Hispanic, 5'5" and 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Police were called to the couple's apartment around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday where they found a man in parking lot who had been stabbed. He told police Deleon ran back into the home and that he believed a woman also was inside. Tactical officers went inside and searched the home but did not find anyone.

Police did not identify the stabbing victim but said he has been released from the hospital. Police say it is unclear what the victim's relationship is to Deleon and Chavez-Calderon.

Deleon faces first- and second-degree assault and use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure.

Anyone with information on Deleon or Chavez-Calderon is asked to call the FBI Baltimore Division at 410-265-8080 or Baltimore County police at 410-887-2222. Authorities are offering up to a $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Deleon.



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