An early morning dispute at Watermelon Park sent one man to the hospital and another to jail. At 5:30 AM Sunday morning the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office responded to Watermelon Park to investigate a reported stabbing. During the course of the investigation 28 year old, Jose Oscar, Gonzales-Mendoza of Montgomery Village, MD was arrested and charged with malicious wounding, public intoxication and destruction of property.
Watermelon Park officials said they believe the attack stemmed from a domestic dispute.
The victim, 22 year old Carlos Roberto Fuentes-Oya of Montgomery Village, MD was transported to Winchester Medical Center with multiple stab wounds inflicted by a machete.
Jose Oscar, Gonzales-Mendoza is being held at Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center without bond in conjunction to this incident. Clarke County Sheriff’s Office has contacted Immigration Customs Enforcement in regards to Jose Oscar, Gonzales-Mendoza illegal citizenship status.
Late Monday afternoon Sheriff Tony Roper confirmed that, “The incident at Watermelon Park was related to a domestic dispute,” and added that, “There does not appear to be any gang nexis.”
The case is still under investigation.