WEST OCEAN CITY – A Berlin man is behind bars this week facing serious charges including two counts of first-degree assault after a stabbing incident in West Ocean City on New Year’s Eve.
Shortly before 9 p.m., Maryland State Police troopers responded to the Royal Farms store on Route 50 in West Ocean City for a reported stabbing. The investigation revealed the reported attack occurred at a nearby residence on Old Bridge Rd. Troopers identified the victims in the attack as Max Emiliano Rolon, 18, and Joseph Donald Nalborczyk, 19, both of Ocean Pines, along with a 17-year-old juvenile from Pennsville, N.J.
The investigation revealed Rolon had been stabbed in the throat and upper left arm, while the 17-year-old juvenile had been hit over the head with a beer bottle. The victims identified Nathaniel Irving Schneider, 20, of Berlin, as the assailant who stabbed Rolon and struck the juvenile with the beer bottle. Meanwhile, Nalborczyk had also been punched during the altercation by a different individual but declined to press charges in regards to his alleged assault.
Both Rolon and the juvenile were transported to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin where they were treated and released. The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (WCBI) responded to the scene and charged Schneider with two counts each of first- and second-degree assault. Schneider was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was ordered held on a $500,000 bond. He remained in custody in the Worcester County Jail as of mid-week.