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A Lexington Park man was jailed to await a bond hearing this week on charges including first-degree assault after his arrest Friday on court papers alleging he broke into a teenage woman’s Park Hall home and stabbed her with a butcher knife.
Lavonte Devow King, 22, also is charged with a first-degree burglary from last Thursday night’s incident at the residence of Trinik Shatega Barnett, the mother of the suspect’s 3-year-old child, court papers state. King additionally was charged with a false imprisonment offense when police eventually were contacted, the following evening.
Barnett, 19, told police that King, who moved out of her home about a month ago, said “I want to kill someone” after he jumped inside through a window, and that she cut her hand during a struggle over the weapon before he stabbed her left forearm, according to a statement of probable cause filed by St. Mary’s sheriff’s deputy Lacey Johnson.
Barnett told police that King also bit and punched her, and would not let her leave until she “conned” him into going with her to her aunt’s home on Friday evening, court papers state, where she called police. Law officers questioned the suspect about an hour later, court papers state, and he told them that he had “no idea what happened” on Thursday night.