OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Police this week charged two more suspects with assault for their roles in an April incident involving a stabbing during a fight that began at a downtown convenience store.
On April 11, Ocean City Police responded to the 7-Eleven store on Coastal Highway at 26th Street for a reported fight. When officers arrived, the fight had already broken up and those involved had left the area. About 30 minutes later, OCPD officers received a complaint about a stabbing and met with a victim at a residence on 146th Street.
While talking with the victim, officers learned the victim had been involved in the previously reported fight at the 7-Eleven on 26th Street, during which the victim was assaulted with a knife and sustained two stab wounds. The victim was treated by Ocean City paramedics and was transported to PRMC. The victim is expected to make a full recovery.
During the investigation, OCPD detectives identified the suspect as Brandon Maurice Hudson, 24, of Snow Hill. Investigators obtained information about Hudson’s possible whereabouts and he was located at around 4 p.m. the following day in Berlin. Hudson was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure.
On Thursday, Ocean City Police announced they had made two more arrests in connection with the fight and stabbing incident back on April 11. During the subsequent investigation, OCPD detectives identified two other suspects involved in the incident including Christopher Alexander Jones, 38, of Salisbury, and Darian LaMar Waters, 25, of Snow Hill.
Jones has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault and Waters has been charged with one count of second-degree assault. The two suspects were awaiting an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner as of late Thursday. Meanwhile, the primary suspect, Hudson, has a preliminary hearing set for June 3. He has been charged with first- and second-degree assault and carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure.