Gwynn Oak Man, 2 Others, Charged in Stabbing

Police say the Jan. 3 crime was drug-related and occurred in Hilltop Acres in Perry Hall.

Police have arrested and charged the suspect and both victims involved in a brutal stabbing incident in Perry Hall. 

According to Baltimore County police, at about 7:40 p.m. Jan. 3, Brandon Victorian, of Gwynn Oak, and Donte Smith arrived in the 5000 block of Hilltop Acres Road to meet a third man named Dallus Newson.

After a disagreement, Victorian and Smith of Norfolk, VA, assaulted and robbed Newson, who then pulled out a knife and stabbed both men, police stated in a release.

Victorian and Smith ran toward Winding Way, where they called 911 and were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment, police said. 

None of the men involved is a local resident and there is no known connection between the men and the Hilltop Acres neighborhood. As of Friday afternoon, detectives were still investigating the incident, according to Cpl. Cathy Batton, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman.

Police believe the initial meeting on Hilltop Acres was drug related, according to the release. 

Police announced the following charges: 

  • Victorian, 20, of the 5900 block of Talbott Street in Gwynn Oak, was arrested Jan. 9 and charged with robbery and second-degree assault. He is being held on $175,000 bail.  
  • Smith, 19, of the 400 block of Beacon Hill Circle in Norfolk, VA, was arrested Jan. 9 and charged with robbery and second-degree assault. He is being held on $50,000 bail. 
  • Newson, 18, of the 4400 block of Greenwich Court in Belcamp, was arrested Jan. 7. He was charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, and related charges. He is being held without bail.

The incident rattled the quiet Perry Hall neighborhood, lined with a mix of townhomes and single-family homes. Residents told Patch that the neighborhood has several small children and most the neighbors know each other. 

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