Two Women Indicted For Fatal Stabbing

It occurred outside of the Olde Towne Tavern in April.

The Grand Jury indicted two Frederick women in connection with a fatal stabbing outside of the Olde Towne Tavern on North Market Street in Frederick. Tierra Nicole Lucas, 29, and Alexis Adria Lucas, 23, are both charged with 1st-degree murder, 2nd-degree murder and assault for the stabbing of Brian Mario Graves, 36, of Frederick.

Police say both suspects are sisters.

They also say Graves and Alexis Lucas got into a fight inside  the business early  Monday morning, April 4th. The altercation continued outside of the establishment, and involved Tierra Lucas as well. During that fight, Graves was stabbed in the upper torso.

He was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where he died a day later, Tuesday, April 5th. Tierra and Alexis Lucas were arrested and charged two days later.

“One of the workers at the Olde Towne Tavern said that they had seen Mr. Graves actually thrown some punches inside the bar,” says State’s Attorney Charlie Smith. “However, once they got outside the bar, another customer was able to actually catch some video of the stabbing which occurred.”

The Grand Jury also indicted Tyrone Smallwood, Jr., 16, of Frederick. He’s charged with attempted 1st-degree murder, two counts of 1st-degree assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, and one count of participation in a criminal gang. Smallwood was arrested on Monday, June 6th for a double stabbing the previous Friday, June 3rd.

The altercation occurred in the 1300 block of Key Parkway. During that fight, two individuals were stabbed. One was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The second victim was flown to a regional trauma center with serious injuries.

Smith says a number of the individuals involved in the altercation were connected with gangs, and that could have been a motive. “We believe it to be two groups of street gangs that were fighting at the time,” he says.

Other indictments handed down by the Grand Jury include:

Benito Antonio Troiano, 27, of Germantown,  Maryland; charged with 1st-degree burglary, 4th-degree burglary and theft between $10,000 and $100,000, for an offense which occurred on November 7th, 2015,

Michael William Roderick, 45, Monrovia, Md,; charged with home invasion, 3rd-degree burglary, 4th-degree burglary, 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property of $1,000 or more, for an offense which occurred on May 22nd, 2016.

Santos Antonio Ramos-Ventura, 34, Frederick, Md., for five counts of sexual abuse of a minor, for offenses which occurred from January 1st, 2012 to December 31st,2014, and September 1st, 2015 to October 19th, 3015.

These indictments move these cases to Circuit Court, where a trial date will be scheduled within 180 days.