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Three injured after argument while drinking becomes physical, police say

Several new Harford County Sheriff's Office patrol cars are being put into service as the older ones age.
Several new Harford County Sheriff's Office patrol cars are being put into service as the older ones age. (AEGIS FILE PHOTO)

One man was arrested following an argument the turned physical among three people who were drinking Friday night, the Harford Sheriff’s Office said.

Just after 7 p.m. Friday, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 1900 block of Sidnee Drive in Edgewood for a report of a stabbing.

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When they arrived, deputies found three men who needed medical treatment, according to Kyle Andersen, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

Charles Herbert Littlewood, 60, of the 1900 block of Sidnee Drive, got into an argument with Carl Lee Whiteman, 59, of Edgewood, and a third person, according to the sheriff’s office post on its Facebook page.

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During the argument, Littlewood allegedly displayed a handgun in a threatening manner and Whiteman pulled out a knife and stabbed Littlewood in self-defense, according to the sheriff’s office.

During the struggle, Whiteman was cut in the back of his head; he was taken to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for treatment, the sheriff’s office said.

The third individual was also taken to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for precautionary reasons, according to the Facebook post.

Littlewood, whom sheriff’s office spokesman Kyle Andersen said suffered a non-fatal stab wound to the upper body, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment and released back into the custody of deputies, the sheriff’s office said.

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He is charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was taken to the Harford County Detention Center and was released on $5,000 bond.

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