Man stabbed at Howard County flea market


A 29-year-old Arbutus man was stabbed in the shoulder last weekend during an assault at an Elkridge flea market, Howard County police reported.

Lance Roberts of the 1100 block of Courtney Road was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center after the stabbing about 10: 15 a.m. Saturday and treated for injuries to his back and upper shoulder, said Sgt. John Superson, a police spokesman.

He was in serious but stable condition yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

According to a police account, Roberts and his wife were shopping at the U.S. 1 Flea Market in the 7500 block of Washington Blvd. when another woman, apparently Roberts' former girlfriend, assaulted Roberts' wife.

Two other women also struck Roberts' wife, and Roberts was stabbed when he intervened, police said. After Roberts was stabbed, he started to run away and one of the women chased him around the tables with hedge clippers, Superson said.

Police said Latoure Taylor, 34, of the 1200 block of Half St. S.W. in Washington was charged with first- and second-degree assault.

Tyara Buchanan, 22, of the same address was charged with first-degree assault, Superson said.

Karen Harris, 45, also of the Half Street address, was charged with second-degree assault.

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