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Woman Charged in Ocean City Stabbing

Sharon Lee Ward Sharon Lee Ward

OCEAN CITY, MD.- Ocean City police have arrested a 47-year-old woman accused of using a kitchen knife to repeatedly stab another woman during an argument.

Sharon Lee Ward of Ocean City is charged with first- and second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon openly with the intent to injure, reckless endangerment and violation of a protective order.

Ward's arrest stemmed from an incident that allegedly occurred shortly before 4 p.m. at 508 on Robin Drive, when police and paramedics to a reported stabbing. 

When officers arrived at the scene they said they located victim, who had obvious injuries to her neck and shoulders. Police said that in addition, officers located the suspect, identified as Ward,  in Unit #35.

During their investigation police said they learned that the victim and Ward got into an argument and a physical struggle. Investigators said that during the dispute, Ward attacked the victim with a kitchen knife and stabbed her multiple times in the neck. Police said he victim was able to flee the unit and with the assistance of neighbors, contacted authorities.

The victim was treated by Ocean City Fire Department paramedics for stab wounds to the neck. She was later transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury for additional treatment.

Ward was treated for minor injuries and transported to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin where she was later turned over to the Ocean City Police Department.

Police said the investigation also revealed that the victim and Ward were living together and that there was a protective order in effect prohibiting Ward from having any contact with the victim.

The weapon believed to have been used in the attack was recovered, police said. 

Bond information for Ward was not yet available.


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