UPDATE: “A warrant was issued by a District Court Commissioner and has been served on:
Suspect Moniyu Brian Stokes, a 22 yr old black male of Baltimore, MD has been arrested for various crimes connected to his involvement in the stabbing that occurred on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the basketball courts at the Bel Air Middle/High Schools.
Thanks to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with the investigation and arrest of Suspect Stokes.”
From the Bel Air Police Department:
On Sunday, June 23, at approximately 8:25 pm, Officers from the Bel Air Police Department responded to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in regards to a 22 year old male victim (Bel Air resident) that sustained a stab injury.
Investigators learned that on Sunday evening at approximately 8 pm, the victim and a group of young adults were playing basketball at the Bel Air Middle School basketball court (99 Idlewild Street, Bel Air, Md). A dispute escalated into a physical confrontation while at the court.
During the confrontation, the victim sustained a non-life threatening stab wound to the rear of his upper left arm. The suspect(s) fled the scene in a vehicle (no further description) after the altercation. The victim hired a personal injury lawyer for guidance on the case.
Investigators are continuing to work on developing suspect(s) information and leads. There is no indication that the incident poses a threat to the security of the Bel Air Middle or surrounding schools.
Please contact investigator Alex Maro (410-638-4500) if you have information about this crime.