Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland


April 11, 2024

On Friday, April 5, 2024, Jackson Perry, 18 years old of Gainesville, Virginia was sentenced to five years of incarceration for reckless endangerment and possession of a knife. Perry will be on probation for three years after he serves his sentence. The Honorable Beau H. Oglesby of the Worcester County Circuit Court imposed the sentence.

The charges stemmed from a stabbing that happened near the 7900 block of Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Just after midnight on June 7, 2023, Ocean City Police responded to a call for service and located the victim suffering from two stab wounds, one on his right hip and the other on his left forearm. The victim told detectives that he had accidentally bumped into Perry while walking up the street with a group of friends earlier that evening. When the victim refused Perry’s demands for an apology, an altercation ensued between multiple individuals within the two friend groups, resulting in the victim being assaulted. OCPD detectives located and reviewed various photos and videos taken around the time of the incident, which they used to identify Perry. Perry surrendered to authorities soon after.

Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser thanked the members of the Ocean City Police Department for their work on this case and stated, “Worcester County does not tolerate violence or lawlessness from residents or tourists. Citizens here can rest assured that our police and prosecutors will continue to strictly enforce all laws and hold offenders accountable to keep our communities safe.” Heiser also commended Assistant State’s Attorney Mark J.A. Jaskulski who prosecuted the case.