Ocean City, MD- (June 30, 2022): On June 29, 2022, detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division along with the members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team/U.S. Marshal’s Task Force made an arrest in the triple stabbing case that occurred on June 20, 2022. Paul Baynard, 23, of Ridgley, Maryland was located in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, and was taken into custody without incident.
On June 20, 2022, at approximately 11:58 p.m., officers observed a fight between multiple individuals in the area of Wicomico Street and Atlantic Ave. Officers located three victims suffering from stab wounds. Ocean City Fire Department responded to the scene to provide emergency medical care. The first victim, an 18-year-old male from Wye Mills, MD was flown to Shock Trauma. The second victim, a 21-year-old male from Wye Mills, MD was flown to Christiana Hospital. The third victim, a 17-year-old male from Centreville, MD was transported by Ocean City EMS to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional. All three victims have since been released from each of the hospitals.
As additional officers arrived on the scene, the suspects ran north on the Boardwalk. A 17-year-old juvenile that was involved in the altercation was arrested and charged with affray. Officers were able to determine that the fight on the Boardwalk involved two different groups of males. Detectives were able to utilize the City Watch cameras, social media platforms, and witnesses to assist in their investigation. Detectives conducted a thorough investigation and were ultimately able to identify Baynard.
Through the coordinated efforts of our Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, the Maryland State Apprehension Team, and U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, Baynard was successfully located and taken into custody. Baynard was transported from Queen Anne’s County to the Ocean City Police Department. Baynard has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. Baynard was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and was held without bond.