Berlin Man Held in Pub Stabbing

OCEAN PINES- A Berlin man was arrested on first-degree assault and other serious charges last week after allegedly stabbing another man in an Ocean Pines restaurant and bar during a dispute about auto repairs.

Last Wednesday, Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputies and Maryland State Police Troopers responded to Whisker’s Bar and Grill in the Ocean Pines Plaza for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, deputies observed the suspect, later identified as Donald Lewis, 67, of Berlin, backing out of a parking spot in the lot and nearly striking a deputy’s patrol car.

Lewis was ordered to stop and exit the vehicle and appeared intoxicated, according to police reports on the incident. The investigation revealed Lewis had entered the bar and began to argue with another man over a car repair issue. Lewis then pulled out a knife and stabbed it into the victims’ belly, causing a superficial injury.

Lewis was subsequently arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed deadly weapon with intent to injure, malicious destruction of property, disorderly conduct, disorderly intoxication, driving under the influence of alcohol and several other traffic charges related to his attempt to flee the scene. He was taken before a court commissioner and ordered held on a $50,000 bond, which he later posted and was released.