Man flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore after stabbing.

| November 5, 2017 | 0 Comments


On Saturday, November 4, 2017 at around 4:46p.m.

Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Deputies and allied law enforcement agencies pounded to the area of 7-11 at 283 Dominion Road for the report of a stabbing that had just occurred. Upon their arrival, Deputies identified a single stabbing victim Joseph Lanfranchi, Jr. (31 year old, white male) of Chester, MD. He was transported by the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department to a landing zone at the Bay Bridge Airport and further transferred by Maryland State Police Aviation to University of Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore.


After interviewing eyewitnesses Deputies were able to identify Stephen Lee Blake (35 year old white male) of Arnold, MD as the suspect and started an area canvas to locate this individual for questioning. Mr. Blake was spotted in the area of Calvert Road in Chester. Sheriff’s Deputies and allied agencies all responded to the area and were able to take Mr. Blake into custody without further incident.


After conducting an investigation, Mr. Blake was taken before the District Count Commissioner on charges of First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of a Weapon with Intent to Harm. He was held without bond at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.


Despite reports on social media- there is no evidence there was a robbery of any sort associated with this crime.


“I am very proud of the Queen Anne’s County Deputies and our allied agencies for their fast reaction to this crime. We identified and apprehended the suspect promptly and made sure there was no further danger to our community or citizens in the area. This is great police work and what the citizens of Queen Anne’s County should expect from our agency.” -Sheriff Gary Hofmann.


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