Hyattsville woman charged with stabbing at Wheaton park -- Gazette.Net



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A Hyattsville woman and possible gang member is a suspect in the October stabbing of a 20-year-old woman in Wheaton.

Renee Talbott, 19, was arrested March 14 and has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to attempt first-degree murder, first-degree assault and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.

She is being held without bail at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Clarksburg.

Takoma Park Police gang investigators spotted Talbott — known to have an outstanding warrant for attempted murder — walking in the area of New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard about 3:30 p.m. March 14, according to a March 16 release from city police spokeswoman Cathy Plevy.

Police arrested her without incident, the release said.

The stabbing occurred Oct. 4, 2012, at the Winding Creek Local Park in Wheaton, said Acting Lt. Bill Kellogg, a spokesman for the Maryland-National Capital Park Police.

“She says she’s a member of (the gang) MS-13,” Kellogg said.

Kellogg said police believe another person was involved in the incident who also is a member of MS-13, but there have been no other arrests related to the case.

The incident is Park Police’s most recent case involving MS-13, he said, and Park Police are leading the ongoing investigation.

Kellogg said he was unable to provide further information on the victim or the incident.

A preliminary hearing for Talbott is scheduled for April 12.

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