Teen on trial for fatal stabbing
Accused of killing Waldorf man in 2015
A man facing first-degree murder is on trial in Charles County Circuit Court this week, accused of chasing down a Waldorf teen and fatally stabbing him last year in May.
Shondell Javon Middleton, 19, of Clinton, N.C., who has been out on $500,000 bond since July 2015, has elected to be tried by bench trial with Judge Larnzell Martin Jr. of the Prince George’s Circuit Court presiding.
Middleton is alleged to have chased down and repeatedly stabbed Jordan Anthony Lucas, 18, of Waldorf.
Around 10:30 a.m. on May 7, 2015, deputies with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 12300 block of Vivian Adams Drive in Waldorf for a reported assault, according to previous reports and court proceedings. Upon arrival, officers found Lucas suffering from multiple stab wounds, including a wound to his neck. First responders began rendering first aid, but by the time EMS personnel had arrived on the scene, he had lost his pulse, and paramedics attempted to resuscitate him with CPR.
Lucas and two other men had showed up at the apartment where Middleton was staying to confront him about a drug rip off earlier in the week in which Middleton and another man stole about half an ounce of marijuana from Lucas, court proceedings revealed. Middleton allegedly emerged from the apartment and began chasing Lucas, eventually catching him and stabbing him to death.
The trial is ongoing as of press time Tuesday.