Roy D. Pena-Bautista

UPDATE – On August 4 at 5:24 a.m., officers responded to the 15700 block of Cloverleaf Court in Hughesville for the report of a stabbing.

A preliminary investigation revealed the victim heard a noise in a spare bedroom of his residence. As he went to investigate, the victim was immediately attacked by a person he recognized as Roy D. Pena-Bautista, 40, of Brandywine.

Pena-Bautista was armed with edged weapons and assaulted the victim, cutting him numerous times on the face and body. After the assault, Pena-Bautista fled to his vehicle, which was parked nearby.

The victim was flown to a trauma center where he was admitted with serious injuries. During the investigation, officers learned Pena-Bautista burglarized the victim’s residence during the overnight hours while the victim was at work and waited for the victim to return.

Officers obtained an arrest warrant charging Pena-Bautista with attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, home invasion, and other related charges; he was arrested on August 4 at 5 p.m. and is currently being detained at the Charles County Detention Center with no bond. Detective Bigelow is investigating.   

HUGHESVILLE, Md. – On August 4, at approximately 5:25 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a stabbing on Cloverleaf Court. 

When emergency personnel arrived, they discovered a male suffering from multiple stab wounds to his face. 

EMS requested a MEDEVAC due to the serious injuries. MSPAC Trooper 2 arrived and transported the patient to a local trauma center.

Firefighters responded to the SMECO landing pad and set up a landing site for Trooper 2.

Suspect information has not been released at this time.  The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident.  

We will continue to provide updates as they become available. 

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All photos courtesy of the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department.

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