DENTON - A Denton man is being held at the Caroline County Detention Center after the Denton Police Department said he stabbed another man during an argument.
Lt. George Bacorn said Stephen Wade Ott, 39, was arrested at his home at 1020 Market St. in Denton late Tuesday night, Aug. 14, and charged with first- and second-degree assault, attempted second-degree murder, reckless endangerment and endangerment while intoxicated by an alcoholic beverage.
Ott was committed to the detention center on $50,000 bond.
Bacorn said James Ireland, of Centreville, got into an argument Tuesday night with an unnamed person on Ott's property. Bacorn said Ott jumped into the fight, during which he stabbed Ireland.
Ireland thought he had only been hit in the side, Bacorn said, and left Denton and returned to his own home, where he discovered, about a half hour later, that he had actually been stabbed in the side.
Ireland called the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office, Bacorn said, who contacted Denton police. Along with Maryland State Police, Denton police went to Ott's home, where he was arrested, Bacorn said.
Meanwhile, Ireland was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Bacorn said, where he was treated and released.
A preliminary hearing for Ott is scheduled for Sept. 13 in Caroline County District Court.