Southern Md. Police Beat: Cat fight in the Ranch Club leaves one in trauma center and one in jail


Cat fight in the Ranch Club leaves one in trauma center and one in jail

LUSBY, MD. — The wild and wooly regions deep in the Chesapeake Ranch Club community of Calvert County, Md., are a dependable source of crime news in Calvert County with drugs and alcohol usually a factor in shootings, stabbings and violent struggles as individuals struggle for dominance over their friends, family and sometimes – strangers.

Sgt. Jeffrey Jones of the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division reports that on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at approximately 7:55 p.m., patrol troopers from Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack were dispatched to the area of Bandera Lane and Catalina Drive in Lusby, Calvert County Maryland for a reported fight between two females.

As Troopers arrived on scene they located a female suffering from multiple stab wounds to the upper chest and lower abdominal area.  The female was identified as Kayla Marie Wallace, 19, and a second victim, which was not stabbed, but had non-life threatening injuries was identified as Hali Lynn Marie Gribble, 20, both of Chesapeake Beach.  The two females were transported to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries. Wallace was later transported to a local Trauma Center for further treatment.  At this time Wallace’s injuries are not life threatening.

Investigators from Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.  MSP Crime Scene Technician from MSP Forensic Science Division also responded to process the scene.

Southern Maryland Police BeatThrough several investigative leads, a 16-year-old female of Lusby was identified as the suspect in the stabbing.  The juvenile was located at her residence and transported to the Prince Frederick Barrack for further questioning.  She was subsequently charged with First Degree Assault and Second Degree Assault and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center.

Gribble was charged on Sept. 27, 2012 with harassment, disorderly conduct, repeated telephone calls and telephone misuse by Calvert Deputy Esposito. She entered a guilty plea in Calvert County District Court on Jan. 25, 2013 to the disorderly conduct charge and was sentenced to ten days in jail with all of the jail time suspended. The charge was recorded as probation before judgment. A domestic violence peace order was approved by the Court on May 9, 2014, ordering her to not abuse, not contact, not enter the residence and surrender all firearms.

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