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Maryland State Police News Release

State Police Arrest Prince George’s County Man In Stabbing Of Baltimore County Man On ICC

(BELTSVILLE, Md.) –  State police investigators from the College Park Barrack and the Criminal Enforcement Division – Central South Region arrested a Prince George’s County man in the stabbing of a Baltimore County man that occurred on the ICC last week.

The victim is a man from Reisterstown, Maryland. He is not being identified at this time. He was the passenger in a white Chevy Silverado pickup truck.  He was transported from the scene to Laurel Regional Hospital by ambulance.

The accused is identified as Ronald Paul, 49, of Laurel.  He is charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, concealing a dangerous weapon and disturbing the peace.

Paul was arrested at a residence yesterday at 7:30 p.m. without incident. He was transported to the College Park Barrack for processing and then to the Prince George’s County Detention Center in Hyattsville for an appearance before a District Court Commissioner. He is currently being held without bond.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 on the ramp from the ICC to northbound I-95 during rush hour traffic. The victim, a passenger in a white Chevy Silverado, was traveling home from work around 3:30 p.m. with a co-worker, the driver of the truck.

Paul, the driver and sole occupant of a grey Ford pickup truck, started to pass stopped traffic on the right shoulder. The driver of the Silverado moved into the shoulder to block the path of the Ford truck.  Paul exited his vehicle to confront the victim, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the Silverado with his window down.

Paul allegedly demanded the victim to get out of the truck.  When the victim refused, Paul reportedly opened the passenger door, attempting to grab the victim.  The victim turned his legs toward Paul, trying to defend himself, when Paul reached out with a knife and stabbed the victim in his leg.

The driver of the Silverado called 911 to report the crime.  Paul reportedly spit towards the driver and then fled the scene.

The victim and the driver were able to obtain a portion of the Maryland license plate along with a description of Paul and his vehicle.   Further investigation led to the location of the Ford pickup truck and the suspect, later identified as Paul.

Investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division – Central South Region and troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to the scene. Assistance throughout the investigation was provided by the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center, Motor Vehicle Administration, police from the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Maryland Transportation Authority police and EZ Pass.

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CONTACT:    Elena Russo

Office of Media Communications

410-653-4236


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