Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release 6/24/15

Tiesha Williams was found guilty of first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon Wednesday. Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Seidel prosecuted the case.

In November 2014, police were notified shortly after midnight of a walk-in stabbing victim at Union Memorial hospital. Police spoke with the victim who stated that she and her boyfriend were leaving the 3200 block of Greenmount Avenue when an unknown male began hitting the rear window of their vehicle.

The driver exited the vehicle and confronted the unknown male about hitting the car. The unknown male began to assault Martino. The victim, Malita Savage, then exited the vehicle to help her boyfriend at which time she was approached by Ashley Tucker and Williams. Both Tucker and Williams began to assault Ms. Savage by punching and grabbing her. During the assault, Williams produced a knife and repeatedly stabbed Ms. Savage. Both Ms. Savage and Mr. Martino were able to flee the location and drive to Union Memorial hospital. 

“This was an inexcusable act of violence perpetrated upon a total stranger. But for the quick and thorough investigation of the BPD, in particular the efforts of detective Joel Hawk of the Northern District, this criminal might never have been caught. On behalf of the victim, Malita Savage, I'm glad justice was served.” Seidel said.

Savage suffered multiple lacerations/ stab wounds about her head, chest and arm, a collapsed lung, and was admitted for her injuries. Portions of the assault are captured on surveillance video, which was retrieved by BPD.

“I congratulate Patrick on a job well done. Fistfights should not be settled with knives and guns. Someone could have lost their life that night. Williams will have plenty of time to reflect on her actions from that night.” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.

Williams is scheduled for sentencing on August 10, 2015. Tucker pled guilty to second-degree assault earlier this month—she was unarmed during the attack.