From Maryland State Police:
On Friday, August 20, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., troopers investigated a stabbing/robbery of a 37 year old victim of Abingdon, Md. The crime occurred at the Mean Greene Car Wash on Route 40 near Edgewood Road, Edgewood, Md.
The victim had just finished washing his car when he was approached by two black males who asked him for a cigarette. After he refused their request one of the suspects brandished a switch blade knife and demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim complied by relinquishing an undisclosed sum of cash. Immediately afterwards the victim was stabbed twice by one of the suspects. The victim drove to his girlfriend’s house in Abingdon where he called 911. He was transported to Sinai Hospital of Baltimore by ambulance where he was treated and released.
As part of an extensive, month-long investigation, troopers from the Bel Air Barrack Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) prepared/distributed hundreds of Metro Crime Stoppers fliers. The flier described the robbery and contained video surveillance snapshots of individual(s) who may have been in the company of the suspects prior to the robbery. The surveillance was retrieved from a retail establishment in close proximity of the car wash where the incident occurred. Within days, an anonymous tipster provided information about the robbery and the identity of one of the suspect’s. The suspect was tentatively identified as Wendall Bryant Putney, II, 24 yoa, of Edgewood, Md. Additional investigative efforts yielded the identity of the second suspect, Edward Rudolph Brown, 32 yoa, also of Edgewood, Md.
On September 28, 2010, Bel Air Barrack investigators, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police, State Apprehension Team (SAT), apprehended both suspects. Suspect Brown was apprehended in Aberdeen, Md. and suspect Putney was arrested at an apartment along Fountain Rock Way, Edgewood, Md. Both suspects were charged with Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, 1st and 2nd Degree Assaults. They were taken before a District Court Commissioner and held without bond.