18-Year-Old from Virginia Sentenced in Stabbing Case

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An 18-year-old from Gainesville, Virginia has been sentenced to five years in prison in connection with a stabbing that occurred on Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Maryland around midnight on June 7th, 2023. Jackson Perry was sentenced earlier this month in Worcester County Circuit Court for reckless endangerment and possession of a knife. Perry will be on probation for three years after he serves his sentence. According to information from the investigation, the victim told detectives that he had accidentally bumped into Perry while walking up the street with a group of friends earlier that evening. When the victim refused Perry’s demands for an apology, an altercation ensued between multiple individuals within the two friend groups, resulting in the victim being assaulted. The victim suffered from two stab wounds, one on his right hip and the other on his left forearm. After detectives identified Perry through various photos and videos, he surrendered to authorities soon after.

Jackson Perry

Additional Information from the Office of the State’s Attorney for Worcester County

On Friday, April 5, 2024, Jackson Perry, 18 years old of Gainesville, Virginia was
sentenced to five years of incarceration for reckless endangerment and possession of a knife.
Perry will be on probation for three years after he serves his sentence. The Honorable Beau H.
Oglesby of the Worcester County Circuit Court imposed the sentence.
The charges stemmed from a stabbing that happened near the 7900 block of Coastal
Highway in Ocean City. Just after midnight on June 7, 2023, Ocean City Police responded to a
call for service and located the victim suffering from two stab wounds, one on his right hip and
the other on his left forearm. The victim told detectives that he had accidentally bumped into
Perry while walking up the street with a group of friends earlier that evening. When the victim
refused Perry’s demands for an apology, an altercation ensued between multiple individuals
within the two friend groups, resulting in the victim being assaulted. OCPD detectives located
and reviewed various photos and videos taken around the time of the incident, which they used
to identify Perry. Perry surrendered to authorities soon after.
Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser thanked the members of the Ocean City
Police Department for their work on this case and stated, “Worcester County does not tolerate
violence or lawlessness from residents or tourists. Citizens here can rest assured that our police
and prosecutors will continue to strictly enforce all laws and hold offenders accountable to keep
our communities safe.” Heiser also commended Assistant State’s Attorney Mark J.A. Jaskulski
who prosecuted the case.


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