By: David M. Higgins II

Leonardtown, MD- St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney Richard Fritz announced on Thursday that Eugene Terrill Harris, 26, St. Leonard, MD, pled guilty to first-degree assault and was sentenced to the state maximum of 10 years.

The case stems from an assault in December 2017 in the Patuxent Park neighborhood. Harris was accused of stabbing a man in the arm, in which the man had to be taken by MEDEVAC to Prince Geroge’s County Hospital Center for life-threatening injuries.

When Harris was questioned a pop-up style pocket knife was found in his pocket and cut on his right hand(D-043-CR-17-001036).

While in custody, Harris was charged with assaulting a Department of Corrections Employee( D-043-CR-17-001148 ) at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center right after Christmas 2017. Mr. Harris pled guilty to the charge of second-degree assault on a DOC Employee and was sentenced to 18 months probation.

State’s Attorney Richard Fritz personally thanked Maryland State Police Trooper First Class A. Opirhory, members of the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division and Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Jaymi Sterling for the successful investigation and prosecution of this Defendant.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...