Suspect in July stabbing death in Long Reach indicted by grand jury

A Columbia teenager accused in the stabbing death of a Long Reach 17-year-old was indicted last week by a Howard County grand jury.

Xavier Trevon Bates, 18, of the 9000 block of Lambskin Lane, is facing one count each of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and third-degree burglary, according to online court records.

Bates was arrested following the July 27 death of Christian Lendell Hall at the Sierra Woods apartment complex, where Hall lived in the 8700 block of Airybrink Lane. Police say Bates and Hall had fought earlier that day near the Long Reach Village Center, and that theirs was a "personal dispute" and not related to drugs or gangs.

Bates allegedly went to Hall's apartment to fight him again, forced his way inside and stabbed him.

He is being held without bail at the Howard County Detention Center, according to online records.

Also indicted last week was a Baltimore County man charged with attempting to kill a Columbia woman.

Damon Stanley Robinson, 38, of the 2800 block of Lindin Way in Woodstock, is facing one count each of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault, according to online records.

Robinson had been wanted by Howard County police since March but was not arrested until August. His wife, Tyra S. Robinson, 36, told investigators that he wrapped his hands around her neck and squeezed until she passed out, according to charging documents.

Damon Robinson is being held at the county detention center on $250,000 bond.

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