A Carroll County grand jury has indicted a 17-year-old boy who is suspected of stabbing three teens on Feb. 20, in Mount Airy.
Carroll County State’s Attorney Haven N. Shoemaker Jr., announced the indictment in a news release Wednesday.
The 17-year-old from Olney was indicted on two counts of assault in the first degree, three counts of assault in the second degree, and three counts of reckless endangerment.
Although he is a juvenile, “due to the severity and violent nature of the crimes alleged,” the decision was made to charge him as an adult, the news release said. He is being held without bail.
On Feb. 20, officers with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office were called to an altercation in the 6000 block of Buffalo Road in the Carroll County portion of Mount Airy. Due to the location, Carroll County sheriff’s deputies took over the investigation.
Officers found that during the altercation, a 19-year-old man sustained deep stab wounds to his left side. First responders pressed a sweatshirt against the wounds to control the bleeding, the news release said. The man was flown by the Maryland State Police Aviation Command to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland for medical treatment.
Two other 19-year-old men were taken to area hospitals for stabbing injuries incurred during the Feb. 20 incident. One of the men was found with a deep, round stab wound to his back, and the other with two stab wounds to his buttocks, according to police.