John Winfield Carter Jr.

UPDATE – Friday, Feb. 4:30 p.m. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Great Mills, MD – On Feb. 1 at approximately 4:55 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 45000 block of Foxchase Drive, in Great Mills, for a report of a disturbance involving a knife. Upon arrival, the victim, a 60 year old male from Great Mills, was located and found to be suffering from knife wounds.  The Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

Investigation revealed the victim and the suspect, John Winfield Carter Jr., 42, from Great Mills, were involved in an argument that turned physical. The suspect removed a knife from his front pocket and began to stab the victim. As a result of his injuries, the victim was flown to a regional trauma center for treatment.  Carter was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Carter is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status.


UPDATE – Friday, Feb. 2

Great Mills, MD – St. Mary’s County authorities have identified the suspect in an assault that occurred Thursday evening, Feb. 1 on Fox Chase Drive in Great Mills. The accused was identified as John Winfield Carter Jr., 42 of Great Mills. Carter has been charged with first-degree assault and second-degree assault. The accused is being held without bond.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office told TheBayNet.com that the victim, who was reportedly stabbed multiple times, is an adult male. The victim was flown in critical condition to a regional trauma center. Witnesses told TheBayNet.com that the incident began as a verbal altercation between the two men. The incident is under probe by the sheriff’s office’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com


Great Mills, MD – Police in St. Mary’s County are investigating a stabbing on Foxchase Drive. The incident occurred late Thursday afternoon, Feb. 1. One victim was flown to a regional trauma center in critical condition. A suspect is in custody. Police have not released the suspect’s name.

Sources close to the story have told TheBayNet.com that the victim was stabbed at least four times and struck over the head. The incident began as a verbal altercation and then escalated.

A spokeswoman for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office told TheBayNet.com that the victim is an adult male. The incident is being handled by the agency’s Criminal Investigation Division.