Prince George’s Man Gets 11-Year Prison Sentence For Assault With A Deadly Weapon


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.

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