Frederick Man Charged In Thurmont With Attempted 2nd-Degree Murder

He was arrested for an assault with a machete.



Thurmont, Md (KM) Thurmont Police have charged a Frederick man with attempted 2nd-degree murder in connection with an assault with a machete.

Officers say they were called to the 200 block of North Church Street at around 10:40 Friday night to investigate an assault. They found the victim, identified as Steven Perry, 58, at the Liberty Gas Station. He had been bleeding from numerous cuts to his arms, hands and head. Perry identified Robin Spahr, 62, of Frederick as the assailant. The victim was taken to Meritus Medical Center.

Police located Spahr and a witness at Beckley’s Motel on Willow Road. They say Spahr had evidence of the assault on his person, in his truck and on the machete, which was recovered.

In addition to attempted 2nd-degree murder, Spahr is also charged with 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.

He was transported to the Adult Detention Center.


By Kevin McManus