Man Charged in Road Rage Stabbing

Police said Ross Brandon Sudbrook of Baltimore stabbed another man and collided with another car into a ditch on Maryland Route 3 in Gambrills.

Anne Arundel County police have charged a Baltimore man in connection with an alleged “road rage” stabbing on Maryland Route 3 Monday afternoon.

Police allege that Ross Brandon Sudbrook, 23, stabbed another man after arguing with him on the road.  The vehicle in which Sudbrook was an occupant, a PT Cruiser, and the vehicle in which the stabbing victim was an occupant, a Ford Explorer, were later involved in a collision near the Honda Powersports store in Gambrills.

According to a police press release, officers first responded at about 4 p.m. to the intersection of Route 3 North and Churchview Road. They found a Chrysler PT Cruiser and a Ford Explorer in a drainage ditch near the Honda dealership.

Officers learned there had been a fight between Sudbrook, who was a passenger in the PT Cruiser, and a 44-year-old driver of the Explorer. Witnesses told police that before the car accident, the driver of the Explorer and a passenger exchanged seats. At that time, the driver of the Explorer also exchanged words with Sudbrook.

At the intersection of Route 3 and Riedel Road, the driver of the Explorer got out of the SUV and confronted Sudbrook, who responded by stabbing the man, police said.

The driver of the PT Cruiser, a 22-year-old woman, then fled north on Route 3, but was forced off the road by the Explorer. Sudbrook and the driver of the Explorer then got into a confrontation, with the driver of the Explorer subduing Sudbrook until police arrived.

Both Sudbrook and the driver of the Explorer were sent to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for nonlife-threatening injuries. The driver of the PT Cruiser and two passengers in the Explorer also were hospitalized with minor injuries, police said.

Police said they are continuing to investigate the incident and no one else has been charged. They said it does not appear the parties knew each other prior to Monday’s incident.

Sudbrook has been charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure.

According to a search of court records, Sudbrook pleaded guilty in July 2010 to charges of disorderly conduct, and also was fined $90 for a traffic violation in 2009.

Ron Hunt February 22, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Looks like the Explorer won !! But everyone lost !!
vw2003 February 23, 2012 at 11:17 AM
its pretty stupid to get out of your car and approach a vehicle because someone called someone in your car a name!! and how was the driver of the explorer not charge with anything when he got out of his car to escalate the indicent (clearly putting the passanger of the pt cruiser into defense mode, not know who has guns or what not), then later persued the pt cruiser, rammed it twice and ran it off the road. other people could have been hurt by his recklessness.
Scott Williams February 23, 2012 at 06:12 PM
You are correct. The driver of the explorer used his vehicle as a weapon because he was upset that he was stabbed. Which I understand and probably would have done the same thing. To me it's a wash. Drop all charges they both learned a lesson.
Jenn J. February 26, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Isn't there an update to this story? Is it just that I can't find it?? I thought I heard a WBAL update that the driver of the explorer WAS charged??
jade November 06, 2012 at 04:51 PM
They both pled the 5th n were found not guilty.


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