Judge orders Edgewood stabbing suspect held without bail

An Edgewood man is being held without bail and his older brother is on the loose after a Thanksgiving night incident in the 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way in Edgewood in which the brothers are accused of punching, beating, stabbing, knocking down, kicking and sexually assaulting a 41-year-old man as witnesses tried to stop the attack, according to court records.

Andre Donnell Carter, 25, of the 1300 block of Gold Meadow Way, is facing seven counts of assault and sexual assault, two of which carry sentences of life in prison, according to court records. A warrant is also out for Jamarr Antonio Carter, 28, in connection with the attack.

Andre Carter and Jamarr Carter allegedly stabbed a man in the face and sexually assaulted him, including pulling the man's pants down and saying "You want to know what it feels like to be raped?" as man appeared to be unconscious on the floor in his residence in the 1700 block of Fountain Rock Way around 7:20 p.m. Thursday, according to court records.

During a bail review hearing Monday afternoon in Bel Air, Harford County District Court Judge Susan Hazlett ordered Andre Carter held without bail. He has been at the Harford County Detention Center since his arrest Friday.

"Based on [the] facts, I find the defendant to be extremely dangerous," Hazlett said.

Public defender Bruce Andres said Carter is single, has one child and lives with his sister and her daughter.

He earned a GED in Pennsylvania and a landscaping certificate from Carroll Community College and he works as a handler at Kohl's warehouse in Edgewood.

Andre Carter has five prior arrests and four convictions, an assistant state's attorney said.

Carter asked if he would be indicted without a preliminary hearing, and Hazlett said that depends on what the state's attorney's office decides.

Multiple charges

All told, Andre Carter is facing a possibility of a maximum of two life sentences plus 85 years and $5,000 in fines. He is charged with attempted first degree sex offense, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, attempted second degree sex offense, with a maximum sentence of 20 years, sex offense second degree, which carries a 20-year sentence, sex offense first degree, which carries a life sentence, first degree assault, which carries a 25-year maximum sentence, second degree assault, which carries a maximum 10-year sentence and/or a $2,500 fine, and another assault second degree charge.

The 41-year-old victim had been stabbed in the facial area with an unknown weapon in what appeared to be a "domestic related" incident, according to an initial news release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

The man was taken by ambulance from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company fire station to John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, spokesman Capt. Keith Warner of the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies responded to the home to interview witnesses, including the victim's girlfriend.

According to charging documents, the victim was found with what appeared to be stab wounds below his mouth. Witnesses said the assailants used a knife.

According to the sheriff's office, Jamarr Carter allegedly punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall to the floor. Witnesses said they saw Jamarr Carter then allegedly stab the victim in the face with a silver, non-folding knife.

Two witnesses attempted to get in front of the victim, but Jamarr Carter allegedly kicked the victim in the head several times, the sheriff's office said.

Andre Carter then began to pull the victim's pants off and he and Jamarr Carter allegedly started to sexually assault and threaten to rape the victim, the news release continued. It was "unknown why this statement was made," a sheriff's office news release issued Friday said, regarding the comment, "You want to know what it feels like to be raped?" made during the scuffle.

Jamarr Carter was pulled off the victim by a witness, and the witness allegedly was bitten on the back of the neck by Andre Carter, police said.

Andre Carter then lifted his pants leg up and allegedly displayed a black handgun, hoping the witness would not call police, the release said.

Andre Carter and Jamarr Carter fled the residence when police were called. The preliminary investigation at the scene concluded the victim and his assailants knew each other.

Wednesday morning, Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesman Eddie Hopkins wrote in an e-mail that the assault may have been prompted by victim's relationship with a woman related to one or both suspects.

"My understanding is the victim and the sister of the suspect[s] were dating," Hopkins wrote in an e-mail. "There was an age difference [he was 41 and she was 18] and that the suspects were concerned about this age difference. May have been the reasoning for the fight."

Jamarr Carter remained at large Wednesday, according to police.

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