THE MAD STABBER OF THE ICC
Maryland State Police Tracked Down Ronald N. Paul in Road Rage Stabbing
(BELTSVILLE, Md.) – A convicted killer, charged with first-degree murder in 1992 and taking a plea to manslaughter for the death of a person during an armed robbery, and later convicted of various other crimes including dealing drugs – has now been charged with stabbing a man during a road rage attack on Oct. 18th.
Maryland State police report that investigators from the College Park Barrack and the Criminal Enforcement Division – Central South Region on Oct. 24, 2017, arrested a Prince George’s County man in the stabbing of a Baltimore County man that occurred on the ICC a week earlier.
The victim is a man from Reisterstown, Maryland, and police say he is not being identified at this time. He was the passenger in a white Chevy Silverado pickup truck. He was transported from the scene to Laurel Regional Hospital by ambulance.
The accused is identified as Ronald Nathaniel Paul, 49, of 9070 Moonshine Hollow #E, Laurel, Md. Paul is charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, concealing a dangerous weapon and disturbing the peace.
Paul was arrested at a residence on Oct. 23, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. without incident. He was transported to the College Park Barrack for processing and then to the Prince George’s County Detention Center in Hyattsville for an appearance before a District Court Commissioner. He is currently being held without bond with a preliminary hearing set for Nov. 20, 2017.
Police report that the incident occurred on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, on the ramp from the ICC to northbound I-95 during rush hour traffic. The victim, a passenger in a white Chevy Silverado, was traveling home from work around 3:30 p.m. with a co-worker, the driver of the truck.
Paul, the driver and sole occupant of a grey Ford pickup truck, started to pass stopped traffic on the right shoulder. The driver of the Silverado moved into the shoulder to block the path of the Ford truck. Paul exited his vehicle to confront the victim, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the Silverado with his window down.
Paul allegedly demanded the victim to get out of the truck. When the victim refused, Paul reportedly opened the passenger door, attempting to grab the victim. The victim turned his legs toward Paul, trying to defend himself when Paul reached out with a knife and stabbed the victim in his leg.
The driver of the Silverado called 911 to report the crime. Paul reportedly spit towards the driver and then fled the scene.
The victim and the driver were able to obtain a portion of the Maryland license plate along with a description of Paul and his vehicle. Further investigation led to the location of the Ford pickup truck and the suspect, later identified as Paul.
Investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division – Central South Region and troopers from the College Park Barrack responded to the scene. Assistance throughout the investigation was provided by the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center, Motor Vehicle Administration, police from the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Maryland Transportation Authority police and EZ Pass.
Ronald Paul, who also goes by the alias of “Pookie”, was incarcerated at the Maryland State Prison at Westover, Maryland when a criminal case of theft came to Anne Arundel Circuit Court on Jan 7, 2017, for an offense that took place on Oct. 3, 2012. The Anne Arundel States Attorney put the charge on the Stet Docket.
Court records show that four drug charges were put on the Stet Docket, in a plea deal with the Baltimore County States Attorney and Donald Zaremba, a taxpayer-provided free attorney in Baltimore County Circuit Court. On July 25, 2013, the charges were put on the Stet Docket.
Three charges of burglary and theft filed in a Circuit Court Grand Jury Indictment were dropped on April 11, 2013, by the Baltimore County States Attorney. Once again, a free attorney was provided Ronald Nathaniel “Pookie” Paul by the taxpayers of Maryland.
Sentenced on March 12, 2004, to the distribution of drugs to a stretch in prison for 18 years, Paul got the old Maryland Judiciary shuffle when the plea deal agreed to by the Baltimore City States Attorney suspended 17 years, 3 months and 5 days of the sentence. Other charges were dropped with a guilty plea to conspiracy also noted in court records. A period of three years’ probation was violated on July 14, 2006, when Paul was brought in for another hearing.
During the course of a robbery in Baltimore County where Paul was charged on Nov. 28, 1992, with first-degree murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, use of a handgun in a felony crime, William H. Murphy Jr. signed up as the mouthpiece for Paul in Baltimore County Circuit Court for an Indictment issued by the Grand Jury on Feb. 22, 1993. A public defender was also listed, but the legendary Billy Murphy is worth his pound of flesh. THE DEAL: in return for pleading guilty to manslaughter during the armed robbery, a deal was struck on April 19, 1994, with probation allowed. A court record noted that Murphy refused to represent Paul in the case until the drug dealer/killer/armed robber ponied up his fee, showing that Murphy knew better than to extend his client credit. On Sept. 4, 1998, the court records show that Paul violated the probation he had been allowed as part of his guilty plea to manslaughter.