MURDER USA: Barroom Beef Ended with Triple Slice & Dice Charges Against Ex-Con David Lee Sanders
KINGSVILLE, MD. – All it takes to turn a folksy bar into a den of mayhem and murder is four rednecks – enthused with booze and hot debate over wine, women and football – and one of them, a habitual offender and ex-convict, armed with a knife.
When a fight broke out in the parking lot of El’s County Line Bar & Grill, one man allegedly pulled a knife and proceeded to slice his dice his way to victory over three men during their extra-curricular activities in the bar parking lot.
Baltimore County Police report that detectives have charged David Lee Sanders, 24, of 674 Yorkshire Drive, Edgewood, Md., with multiple counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, and First and Second-Degree Assault in the stabbing of three victims at El’s County Line Bar & Grill (Formerly the Dew Drop Inn) located at 12301 Philadelphia Road in Kingsville at about 12:17 am on Sept. 23, 2018.
Three adult men suffered stab wounds during a physical altercation involving Sanders on the parking lot shortly after midnight. All three men were taken to area hospitals for treatment and are expected to recover from their wounds. Weighing in at 155 pounds and 5’10” tall, it may be that Sanders was attempting to even the odds with the use of a blade.
Sanders fled the scene before police arrived but was quickly identified by detectives. A warrant was obtained for his arrest on Sunday. He was located and arrested early this morning.
Sanders is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Jail pending a bail review hearing and a preliminary hearing on Oct. 26, 2018, in District Court for Baltimore County, Md.
- An assault charge against Sanders filed in Harford County on Jan. 3, 2018, ended in the case put on the Stet Docket by the Harford States Attorney on Feb. 9, 2018.
- Sanders entered in a plea deal with the Harford County States Attorney on June 3, 2015, to a charge of First-Degree Burglary in Harford County Circuit Court following indictment by the Grand Jury. THE DEAL: 20 years in prison with all but 2 years suspended. Related charges of burglary and malicious property destruction were dropped as part of the plea deal. The defense attorney for Sanders was listed in court records as John William Janowich, of Bel Air – a free attorney provided by the taxpayers.
- Sanders pleaded guilty to car theft in Harford County Circuit Court in a plea deal with the Harford States Attorney on Sept. 26, 2014. THE DEAL: 10 months and 15 days in jail with all of the jail time suspended. He was given credit for 68 days served in jail awaiting trial.
- Sanders was found guilty in Harford County District Court of malicious property destruction on Oct. 28, 2013, and various burglary charges were put on the Stet Docket. A free attorney, Kelly A. Casper, represented Sanders. He was fined $500 and sent to jail for 60 days. The fine was suspended.