Crime Report: Malicious Wounding at Marymount

by ARLnow.com December 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm 5,056 15 Comments

A fight between two students at Marymount University landed one of them in jail and the other in the hospital.

According to police, early Sunday morning a 19-year-old student hit another student in the head with a bottle during a physical altercation, causing a laceration. From this week’s Arlington County crime report:

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 12/09/12, 2800 block of N. Glebe Road. At 3:45 am on December 9, a subject involved in a physical altercation hit a victim in the head with a bottle, causing a laceration. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he received stitches. Michael Pelham, 19, of Arlington, VA, was arrested and charged with malicious wounding and destruction of property. He was held without bail.

The rest of this week’s crime report, after the jump.

BANK ROBBERY, 12/11/12, 3600 block of S. Glebe Road. At 4:02 pm on December 11, an unknown subject entered a Bank of America branch and demanded money from the teller. After receiving a sum of money, the subject fled the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’11” tall and 165 lbs. He was wearing a black jacket, a knit hat and scarf. He also wore mirrored sunglasses, black gloves, dark pants and tennis shoes.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING, 12/05/12, 4200 block of N. Wilson Boulevard. At 1:35 am on December 5, a large fight involving several subjects broke out. As a result of this large fight, six suspects were arrested for a variety of different charges. A few of the victims/subjects were taken to Virginia Hospital Center for treatment of injuries ranging from swelling to lacerations. Mitchell Thach Khlock, 22, of Springfield, Va. was arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, malicious wounding, and assault and battery. Smeth Snguon, 33, of Sterling, Va. and Vireak Snguon, 30, of Arlington, Va. were arrested and charged with assault by mob. Saloeun Chea, 28, of Alexandria, Va. was arrested on charges of malicious wounding and assault by mob. Carlos Enrique Lopez, 23, of Alexandria, Va. and Ray Shawn Banks, 23, of Arlington, Va. were arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer and disorderly conduct. All suspects are currently being held without bond.

BURGLARY, 12/10/12, 1500 block of N. Clarendon Boulevard. Between 6 pm on December 9 and 5:45 am on December 10, an unknown subject(s) entered two offices that are currently under construction and stole tanks of freon and rolls of copper wire. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 12/10/12, 4400 block of N. Fairfax Drive. Between 3 pm on December 8 and 8:45 am on December 10, an unknown subject(s) entered a locked office and stole a laptop. There is no suspect(s) description.

BURGLARY, 12/11/12, 4400 block of N. Fairfax Drive. Between December 7 and December 11 at 1:45 pm, an unknown subject(s) broke into an office building and stole a projector. There is no suspect(s) description.


12/8/12, VA WVU3925, 2000 Mazda 626, Silver, 4200 block of S. Four Mile Run Drive
12/9/12, VA 2472, 2008 Honda Pilot, Black, 3400 block of S. Stafford Street

  • Mary-Austin

    They go hard in the paint at Murrymount.

  • Too PC For My Own Good
    • John Fontain

      Oh, now you’ve gone and embarrassed this poor, innocent fellow.

  • Hmmmmm

    3:45 a.m. doesn’t seem like Sunday afternoon to me. Most likely a late night Saturday turned ugly…

    • On second thought…

      …maybe it should read 3:45 p.m.?

      • Too PC For My Own Good

        That’s what the A-Patch shows (pm)

    • Apologies, should have read “early Sunday morning.” Fixed now.

  • C Mc D

    I prefer wounding of the non-malicious kind. But then that would be hugging.

  • Jumpinjustice

    Idiot. Should’ve conspired to commit voter fraud first.


    Malicious wounding comes with a 20 year to life and a 100 k fine hope the kid has a great lawyer….

  • bobbytiger

    That’s enough. It’s time to get serious and outlaw bottles, or at least the “right to carry”.

    • MC 703

      One bottle can’t kill multiple people in a movie theatre

  • Crystal Lite

    Looks like the charge is more likely to get reduced to unlawful wounding, provided the victim isn’t permanently wounded or disfigured. That would have 1-5 years sentence and/or $2500 fine. Still needs a lawyer though!


  • Internet Tourette’s

    When will they learn that it is impossible to break a bottle over some ones head (I was a bouncer for a while in college). Silly student has been watching too much TV.

    • Deadite

      It’s not impossible. My friend Smitty breaks bottles on his head all the time.


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