On 12/15/2015 at approximately 7:24 PM Frederick Police Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1400 Block of Key Parkway. Officers arrived and located victim suffering from a stab wound to his upper torso. The victim was later flown to Shock trauma for treatment and is currently in stable condition.
Detective Forrest was assigned as the lead investigator in this case. Through the subsequent investigation Det. Forrest was able to identify the suspect in this case to be Ragime Franklin of Frederick, MD. The investigation revealed that Franklin, approached the victim in the 1400 block of Key Parkway and stabbed the victim without provocation. The victim and suspect were not known to one another prior to this assault.
On 12/16/2015 Det. Forrest applied for a statement of charges against Franklin related to this stabbing. A District Court Commissioner issued an arrest warrant charging Franklin with the below listed offenses.
On 12/17/2015 at 11:30 AM Detectives with the Frederick Police Department located the suspect in the 400 block of W 7th Street Frederick, MD who was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.
Detectives are still reviewing two additional calls for service received during the time frame of the stabbing that may be related to this case. At this time no additional charges are being filed in those cases.
The Frederick Police Department is asking anyone with additional information in this case to contact Det. Forrest at 301-600-6219. Anonymous information may be provided to the FPD Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS.
Franklin, Ragime Lenard
1400 Block of Key Parkway
(1) Count 1st Degree Assault
(1) Count 2ndDegree Assault
(1) Count Reckless Endangerment
Case #: 2015-100004
Investigator: Detective K. Forrest
Author: Corporal Steven Petruzzello