Stabbing Suspect at Large
The victims are identified as Heather R. Hill, 33, of Greensboro, Maryland, and Jackie R. Roach, 53, of Camden, Delaware. Hill was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she is being treated for her injuries. Roach was treated at the scene for stab/cut wounds by emergency medical services personnel and was not immediately transported to a hospital.
According to police, at about 1:00 a.m. Thursday May 19, 2016 troopers from the Easton Barrack responded to a disturbance call for victims of a possible stabbing in the 9100-block of Andersontown Road, Denton, Md. Responding troopers found the two victims, who had both been assaulted and sustained stab/cut wounds. Investigators from the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division responded to continue the investigation.
The preliminary investigation indicates that at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, both victims had been dropped off at the residence and intended to visit a friend who lived there. Unknown to either victim at the time was that Hill's former boyfriend was also at the residence. Hill had recently ended their relationship and the two had reportedly been arguing throughout the day.
Investigators learned Hill and the suspect began arguing at the residence. The homeowner asked the three to leave. When the two victims attempted to leave, the suspect is reported to have assaulted Hill, telling her to remain in the house. The suspect and the two women then went outside, where an argument continued. The suspect reportedly assaulted the victim further by throwing her to the ground, biting her nose, and then dragging her back to the front porch of the house. The residence was locked, so the suspect entered through a window. While he was inside the house, the two women ran to a nearby residence seeking help.
The suspect then reportedly ran up behind both women at the neighbor's house and again began punching Hill. Roach stated she was yelling at the suspect to stop and he chased her before punching, hitting and stabbing her in her hand.
The suspect ran off and Roach said Hill approached her, bleeding profusely from the neck and head, before collapsing. A call was made to 911 and EMS personnel and troopers responded.
Maryland State Police helicopters conducted an aerial search and other law enforcement agencies assisted in searching with a K-9 and in patrol cars for the suspect. The suspect was not immediately located.
The search for the suspect is continuing. State Police investigators are working with the Caroline County State's Attorney's Office to determine charges for an arrest warrant.