MURDER USA: Stabbing in drive-thru leaves Mario Puzo Le with something to write about in jail; the victim was flown to a trauma center
PRINCE FREDERICK, MD – Maryland State Police arrested a man Saturday in connection with a stabbing in Calvert County.
The suspect, Mario Puzo Le, 37, of 1330 Solomon’s Island Road, Huntingtown, Maryland was arrested, and after consultation with the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office, he was charged with felony first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, felony attempted second-degree murder and felony attempted first-degree murder.
After being processed at the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack, he was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was ordered held without bond by a court commissioner.
Shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded, along with deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, to a restaurant on the 100 block of Solomon’s Island Road in Prince Frederick, Maryland on a report of two people being disorderly.
Police say that according to a preliminary investigation, troopers located a 24-year-old male victim in the drive-thru lane of the restaurant bleeding from an apparent stab wound to his torso. The victim received treatment on scene from Calvert County emergency medical services providers before being transported to the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center by Maryland State Police Aviation Command Helicopter Trooper 7 where he is being treated for his injuries. Investigators said that Le was arrested by Trooper Woolman and a knife was recovered at the scene.
Prince Frederick Barrack troopers were assisted on scene and throughout the course of the investigation by investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, crime scene technicians from the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division and deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.
Le has a first appearance in Calvert District Court on July 17, 2019. On June 17, 2019, Le was ordered held without bail by a District Court Judge.
Le has served time in the Calvert County Jail for possession of drugs other than marijuana, such as heroin or cocaine, according to court records, as well as theft convictions. On Sept. 27, 2002, Le was sentenced to the Maryland prison at Hagerstown, Md., for drug distribution for three years and six months.