Stabbing Leads to Car Crash

One Suspect in Custody

(Abingdon, Md) — A twenty-four year old Elkton woman is in critical condition at University of Maryland Shock Trauma after a motor vehicle crash revealed she was also stabbed twice. Erin Leigh Pilesky of Old Chestnut Court in Elkton, Maryland, was stabbed after an altercation with Amber Sunshine Hawley, 18, of the 1800 block Brookside Drive, Edgewood. The fight occurred on early Saturday morning February 12th in the 1100 block of Harford Town Drive. During the altercation Pilesky was stabbed once in the abdomen and once in the chest. As Pilesky was driving away she apparently lost control of her 2004 Mazda and crashed into a tree at Harford Town Drive and Bush Court in Abingdon.

The crash was reported to 911 at approximately 3:00am. Members of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company responded to the call and after treating Pilesky at the scene then flew her to Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police Medivac. Upon arriving at Shock Trauma Pilesky’s condition worsened during which time medical staff discovered the stab wounds and notified police.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division responded and learned Pilesky had been involved in an altercation with Hawley a short time before the crash, which was confirmed by her ex-boyfriend Rasheen Moody who had separated the two. Immediately after being separated the victim got into her car and left. Detectives had also learned Pilesky had had an altercation with Moody the week prior and had had a confrontation with Hawley in October 2004. Detectives then executed a search and seizure warrant at Moody’s residence in the 1100 block of Harford Town Drive. Both Moody and Hawley were present when the search warrant was executed. During the search detectives recovered an edged weapon but until it is analyzed are not sure if it was the weapon used in the assault.

Through further investigation police learned of Hawley’s involvement in the stabbing and subsequently charged her with attempted first and second-degree murder and first and second-degree assault. She is currently being held without bail in the Harford County Detention Center.

Press Release

February 14, 2005