Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning announced Monday a man from Prince George’s County was sentenced to 11 years in prison for possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Fifty-eight-year-old Joseph Axzavis Stewart of Upper Marlboro stabbed an individual sitting in a friend’s vehicle around 9 a.m. on July 31, 2016. The vehicle was parked at a construction site, where Stewart and the victim’s friend worked, near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, according to Stewart’s plea agreement.
Stewart was involved in a romantic relationship with the victim’s friend at some point. He fled the scene after other employees intervened, according to court documents.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of stab wounds to the back and arm. The knife utilized in the stabbing was recovered during a search warrant.