State troopers have arrested the man wanted in connection with a Thursday morning stabbing in Princess Anne.
Police said 63-year-old Harold Levin Cropper was arrested without incident Friday at an abandoned home in the 30000 block of Antioch Avenue in Princess Anne. He was wanted on first- and second-degree assault charges in an attack on a 45-year-old woman.
Troopers responded to the reported stabbing in the 11000 block of Bratten Avenue shortly before 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Police said they arrived to find the victim had a stab wound to her upper chest.
Emergency medical personnel took the victim by ambulance to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury for treatment.
Investigators with the Criminal Enforcement Division Eastern Region took over the investigation and determined the victim had been visiting friends at a home in the area when Cropper attacked her, according to police. A witness intervened and sustained minor injuries, but did not need medical attention.
Cropper fled the scene on foot before troopers arrived. The victim told investigators she had previously been in a relationship with him, police said, and witnesses identified Cropper as the suspect in the assault.
An arrest warrant was issued charging him with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a dangerous deadly weapon and violation of a protective order.