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A Prince Frederick man was indicted Jan. 22 on charges including attempted first-degree murder for his alleged involvement in a New Year’s Day stabbing.

Matthew R. Begley, 27, was charged under the indictment with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and concealing a dangerous weapon.

At 2 a.m. Jan. 1, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Captain Bigs in Chesapeake Beach for a reported fight, where they found a man with “deep lacerations to his head,” according to charging documents. Deputies said they saw a large amount of blood on the victim’s car and on the ground near the car. The victim was treated by EMS and later taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center Shock Trauma.

A witness handed deputies a cellphone, which was found on the ground between the victim’s car and a wood fence, and said it was dropped by one of the two suspects, Begley or Adam G. Foster. Deputies said they activated the phone and found it belonged to Foster.

According to charging documents, deputies went to the hospital, where doctors said the victim had five stab wounds to his back and lacerations to his head.

The victim told deputies the two people who stabbed and beat him were Begley and Foster, whom the victim has known for several years. The victim said he and his girlfriend were walking to his car when he leaned over to retrieve something and allegedly was jumped by Begley and Foster.

The victim’s girlfriend told deputies she saw two men dressed in dark clothing “come out of nowhere” and begin hitting and punching her boyfriend, charging documents state. She said her boyfriend yelled for her to get help and she ran to the bar. When she returned with help, the suspects jumped over the wood fence and ran.

Police are still looking for Foster. Anyone with information should contact Tfc./Det. J. Ewig of the Calvert Investigative Team at 410-535-1600, ext. 2596, or Calvert Crime Solvers at 410-535-2800.

kfitzpatrick@somdnews.com