Man charged with attempted murder for vicious assault

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Lexington Park, MD -- A man has been charged with a vicious assault that left a 31-year-old Lexington Park man in a coma.

Derrick Clifton Marshall, age 40 of no fixed address, is accused of stomping on a victim's head during an attack on September 3.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 9 p.m. on September 3 in the 46200 block of Mako Way in Lexington Park.

Responding to a report of an assault, deputies found a man in a residential parking lot with serious injuries.

Preliminary investigation determined Marshall assaulted the victim and stomped on the victim’s head, causing serious injury.

The victim was transported to an area trauma center and is currently in a medically
induced coma and listed in critical condition.

Marshall was arrested on September 7, 2019, and charged with the following:

  • Attempted First Degree Murder
  • Assault First Degree
  • Assault Second Degree

Marshall is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective James Bare at (301) 475-4200 extension *8118 or by email at

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