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Arrest made in Harford County stabbing on Sunday

Victim suffered 10-inch cut on neck
Posted at 9:28 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 17:21:37-04

HARFORD COUNTY, Md. — Two woman at odds over one man and $20.

Their paths crossed in the laundry room at the Windsor Valley Community Center in Edgewood just after noon on Sunday where a fight ensued.

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler says a woman later identified as 23-year-old Kyla Briana Denise Royster raised the stakes when she armed herself with a knife, and according to charging documents, Royster left her victim with a deep, 10-inch laceration on the side of her neck, along with a cut to the forehead.

“The individual who was stabbed---she was transported to Shock Trauma,” said Gahler. “A 31-year-old female from the area was transported to Shock Trauma by Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company with lacerations to the neck and face.”

It appears the male they had been fighting over also sustained injuries when he tried to intercede.

Royster fled the scene in a car, but with the help of surveillance video and tips from the community, investigators tracked her down in Baltimore County on Monday night and arrested her.

They’ve also recovered the knife used in the attack on the woman who has since made a remarkable recovery.

“We’re thankful what looked like very, very serious injuries and they are, indeed, live-threatening injuries at the outset, that that individual is going to be okay,” said Gahler.

Royster is now being held and faces a series of charges including 2nd degree attempted murder and 1st degree assault.