On February 1, 2018, at approximately 4:55 PM, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 45000 block of Foxchase Drive, in Great Mills, for a report of a disturbance involving a knife.  Upon arrival, the victim, a 60 year old male from Great Mills, was located and found to be suffering from knife wounds.  The Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Investigation revealed the victim and suspect, John Winfield Carter Jr. age 42, from Great Mills were involved in an argument that turned physical.  The suspect removed a knife from his front pocket and began to stab the victim. As a result of his injuries, the victim was flown to a regional trauma center for treatment.  Carter Jr., was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree and Assault 2nd Degree; he is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status.