Guilty Plea In 2020 OC Stabbing

OCEAN CITY — A suspect arrested in a stabbing last summer pleaded guilty this week to first-degree assault and now awaits his fate pending a pre-sentence investigation.

On June 13, 2020, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers received a call from then-Peninsula Regional Medical Center advising the hospital was treating a victim of a stabbing that had occurred in the resort. The investigation revealed the victim had been involved in a verbal argument that had escalated into a physical altercation.

The investigation revealed the victim had been hit with a stun gun, stomped and then stabbed by a suspect later identified as Alizae Lugo, 21, of Lebanon, Pa. Lugo was located and charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He had been held without bond since his arrest over a year ago. On Monday, Lugo pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and a pre-sentence investigation was ordered.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.