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UPDATE (September 2  1:48 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects in connection with an August 24 stabbing in Owings Mills that left a man injured.

  • Kenneth Dale Sanford Jr (34) of the 1000 block of Rose Anne Road 21061
  • Pamela Jean Knight (42) of the 7200 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard 21061

Both Sanford and Knight have been charged with attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, and related charges. Both are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that on August 24 Sanford and Knight gained entry to the victim’s home in the 9900 block of Lyons Mill Rd. They approached the victim, who had been sleeping in his bedroom, and demanded money. The victim began to fight with one of the suspects; and during that fight he was stabbed multiple times.

The investigation led detectives to identify Sanford and Knight as the suspects responsible for this crime. Detectives believe that the victim was targeted.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Booking Photograph of Kenneth Dale Sanford Jr
Booking Photograph of Pamela Jean Knight

Original release (August 24  1:05 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a stabbing in Owings Mills early this morning that left a man injured.

At 12:28 a.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 9900 block of Lyons Mill Road 21117 for a report of an assault. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to the upper body. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim was sleeping in his bedroom when two suspects entered the home, approached the victim and demanded money. The victim began to fight with one of the suspects; and during that fight he was stabbed multiple times.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident as asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a woman reported being carjacked in Randallstown and forced to drive to Westminster.

The woman told investigators that at 8:45 a.m. this morning, she was in her Jeep at the intersection of Liberty Road and Marriottsville Road 21133 when a man got into the vehicle. He forced her to drive to Westminster where he exited the vehicle and ran.

Police searched for the suspect but were not able to find him.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (September 3  8:24 a.m.):

William Charles Ellis has been located unharmed in Harford County.

UPDATE (September 1  1:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are continuing to search for 59-year-old William Charles Ellis. He was reported missing from the 9100 block of Franklin Square Drive 21237 on August 27 and was seen on Friday, August 28 in the area of BWI airport. In addition, it has been reported that he was seen in the Philadelphia area.

Officials are concerned because Ellis does not have required medication with him.

The search for William Charles Ellis is being led by the Baltimore County Police Missing Persons Unit.

Anyone with information on William Charles Ellis is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (August 27  9:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 59-year-old man with various illnesses.

William Charles Ellis, of the unit block of Sudbrook Lane in Pikesville, was last seen on August 27 around 11:20 a.m. in the 9100 block of Franklin Square Drive, 21237, in Precinct 9/White Marsh. Ellis requires medication for multiple ailments.

He is described as a white male, 6’0” tall, 270 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing green scrubs and a black medical boot on one foot. He may use a walker.

Police have information that Ellis took a cab to the BWI Airport, which he is known to visit. Police at BWI Airport have been notified. He also is known to frequent the area around his Pikesville home and White Marsh Mall.

Anyone with information about William Ellis is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020

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