N’Gai Naamone Lincoln Jr.

A Havre de Grace, Maryland man faces felony charges after a mini golf game near 18th Street turned into a fight followed by a stabbing on Sunday.

N’Gai Naamone Lincoln Jr., 23, was arrested on two counts of felony first-degree assault, two counts each of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, both misdemeanor charges, and one count of fighting with a knife – a weapon ordinance violation.

Police said Lincoln and two others got into a fight over a mini golf game around 7 p.m. on Sunday.

When police arrived on the scene, they saw two black men and a white woman walking east on Kingfish Street and then north on Coastal Highway.

Police said one of the men, Ronald Edward Alfones Turner, was bleeding and had a two-inch cut in his upper left back and right hand. The woman, identified as Cheyenne Carmen Maria Lopez, had a small cut on her right hand that police said likely came from the altercation.

Turner taken to Tidal Health in Salisbury.

Witnesses told police that a fight between five people, including Turner and Lopez, started on the mini golf course, and moved to the parking lot on Kingfish Street. The fight, witnesses told police, started as close contact shoving.

One of the men in the fight, described by witnesses as a heavy-set black man wearing a yellow LA Lakers Jersey, fled the scene by heading west on Kingfish Street with an unidentified woman, police said. That man was later identified as Lincoln.

The witness who spoke to officers at the scene identified Lincoln as the person who stabbed Turner.

Lincoln was arrested, and during the search, officers found a black folding pocketknife that opens with an assisted mechanism. Police added that the blade had dark red blood on it.

He was taken to police headquarters and processed.

A bail/bond hearing on the matter was held on Tuesday in Worcester District Court in Snow Hill, and Lincoln was held without bond. His next court date is scheduled for June 28 at 9 a.m. in Worcester District Court in Ocean City.

This story appeared in the print version of Ocean City Today on June 11, 2021.

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