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A judge ordered Monday that a Montgomery County teenager be held in St. Mary’s jail in lieu of 10 percent of $10,000 bond after she allegedly threatened a boyfriend with a knife as they were riding in a car, until he jumped from the moving vehicle.
Cristal Elena Gomez, 19, of Gaithersburg was charged with an attempted first-degree assault Saturday on Gavin Bauldwin Taylor, who told police that he was injured when he made his escape, according to court papers from the incident on Route 235 in Hollywood.
Law officers later located Gomez, and she reported that there was “continuous fighting occurring in the vehicle,” including her being struck, before she got “mad and pulled out her knife,” according to a statement of probable cause filed by Trooper S.M. DiToto of the Maryland State Police.
“She stated she was thinking about stabbing him, but she stopped herself before actually doing it,” the trooper wrote in the charging papers.
The car’s driver told police that Gomez threatened to kill Taylor, court papers state, and Taylor, who had a scrape on his hand and forearm, told police that he feared for his life.
Man accused of threat with knife
Matthew Douglas Hudson, 44, of California was released on $35,000 bond after his arrest last week on charging papers alleging he held a large military-style knife as he ran after his two children and their mother as they were trying to leave from his home in a vehicle.
Hudson “raised the knife over his head and swung downward in a stabbing motion” toward an open window where one of the children was seated, and he kept chasing after the vehicle as Monica Hudson drove away, according to a charges application filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Connelly from the Dec. 21 incident outside the residence located off Patuxent Boulevard. The suspect was charged with three offenses of first-degree assault.