Paul Baynard

Paul Baynard

A man accused of a single stabbing during an apparent melee in Ocean City in June now faces additional charges after detectives determined he used the knife on the other two people during the altercation.

Police responded to a fight between multiple individuals near Wicomico Street and the Boardwalk at 11:58 p.m. on June 20, and when they arrived, they found three people who were suffering from stab wounds.

One of the victims was an 18-year-old man from Wye Mills, Maryland, who was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The second victim was a 21-year-old man, also from Wye Mills, Maryland, who was flown to Christiana Hospital in Delaware, and the third victim was a 17-year-old male from Centreville, Maryland who was taken to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury. All men were released from the hospitals after being treated.

After reviewing City Watch video footage that was taken near the incident and speaking with witnesses and victims, Ocean City Police with the help of U.S. Marshals and the Maryland State Apprehension Team arrested Paul Baynard, 23, of Ridgley in Queen Anne’s County.

Baynard was taken into custody without incident and charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment for stabbing the 18-year-old victim six times in the back.

As the investigation continued, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division determined Baynard was the sole suspect in the stabbing of the 21-year-old and 17-year-old juvenile.

On July 20, Baynard was charged with two additional counts each of first- and second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.

Baynard was held without bond and is currently incarcerated at the Worcester County Jail. He was due back in court on July 28.

This story appears in the print version of Ocean City Today on July 29, 2022.

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