Teen arrested, charged with stabbing murder in Salisbury

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18-year-old Cobey Mishler, of Salisbury, Md. – Maryland State Police

Maryland State Police have located and arrested a Salisbury teen believed to be responsible for fatally stabbing another teen Sunday night in Wicomico County.

According to the Maryland State Police Department, shortly after 10 p.m., Saturday, troopers stationed at the Salisbury Barrack received a 911 call with reports of a stabbing in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury.

Troopers and EMS personnel arrived and found the victim suffering from apparent stab wounds.

Maryland State Police immediately secured the crime scene and conducted a search of the area. The suspect was not immediately located.

The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was with his girlfriend at the time of the incident, according to police.

Investigators were informed that three Caucasian males were on bicycles and approached the girlfriend.

Shortly thereafter, for unknown reasons, an altercation ensued between the victim and suspects.

On Monday, shortly after 5 p.m., 18-year-old Cobey Mishler was arrested at a home in the 1000 block of Schumaker Woods Drive in Salisbury. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Salisbury Barrack for processing.

Mishler has been charged with first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault and reckless endangerment. He will be taken before a court commissioner for his initial appearance.

The victim, identified as 18-year-old Seth Abbey, was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by hospital personnel.

Abbey’s body has since been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.