Paul Baynard

Paul Baynard

Paul Baynard, the man accused of stabbing three people during a fight in downtown Ocean City in June, continues to face felony charges and is being held without bond in Snow Hill.

A fight between several persons near Wicomico Street and the Boardwalk took place just before midnight on June 20, and when Ocean City Police arrived, they saw three men suffering from stab wounds.

One victim, an 18-year-old man from Wye Mills, Maryland, was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Another victim, a 21-year-old man who was also from Wye Mills was flown to Christiana Hospital in Delaware, and the third, a 17-year-old juvenile from Centreville, Maryland, was taken to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury.

All three men have since been released from the hospitals.

Members of the Criminal Investigation Division reviewed City Watch footage and determined Baynard was the sole suspect in stabbing all three men. Though he was arrested in early July for the stabbing of the 18-year-old, he was charged on July 20 for stabbing both the 17- and 21-year-old victims.

A preliminary hearing on the matter was held on July 28 after probable cause to charge Baynard was found. Bond was also denied, and Baynard continues to be held in the Worcester County Jail in Snow Hill.

According to State’s Attorney Kris Heiser, the State  has 30 days to file an indictment. Once filed, the case would move from district to circuit court.

Baynard’s next court date is on Aug. 29 in Ocean City.

This story appears in the Aug. 5, 2022 print edition of OC Today.

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