On 6/14/2017 the Maryland State Police and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were requested by the Baltimore County Police Department to assist with locating fugitive Richard Sterling Sr. (D.O.B. 12/21/1969) BCPD detectives advised that Sterling Sr. was wanted for Kidnapping, Assault 1st and 2nd Degree, Robbery, and Theft. The incident allegedly occurred earlier that morning where Sterling Sr. stabbed his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore County and then fled to Crisfield, MD.
Later, at approximately 6:10 p.m. the Maryland State Police and U.S. Marshals responded to 230 Somers Cove in Crisfield, Somerset County, Maryland where they attempted to take Sterling Sr. into custody. Sterling Sr. barricaded himself inside the apartment on the second floor and told Investigators that he had a knife and was going to kill himself or anyone who came upstairs. After several hours of negotiations, Sterling Sr. exited his residence holding a fixed blade knife which he refused to drop as requested by law enforcement personnel on scene.
The Wicomico County Sheriff’s office SWAT team was on scene and deployed less lethal tactics which caused Sterling to comply with orders, and drop the knife. At approximately 2042 hours, Sterling Sr. was taken into custody without further incident. Currently Sterling Sr. is being held without bond at the Wicomico County Detention Center.