3 Arrested, Bystander Injured When Child Drop Off Turns Violent

HARWOOD, Md. (WJZ)— Swinging baseball bat and 2×4. Police say things got violent at an Anne Arundel County trailer park as a mother dropped off her child to her estranged husband.

Police say around 3 p.m. Monday, a 22-year-old Hughesville woman and her 32-year-old boyfriend Stephen Guy Bassford were dropping off her child to his dad,  Steven Wilson Jr., in the 1500-block of Flanders Lane Lot “G.”

When a verbal altercation between the parents turned physical, Bassford got out of the car with a baseball bat and struck Wilson’s brother, Matthew Wilson, in the arm. Matthew Wilson then struck Bassford in the arm with a 2X4.

As Bassford and the female attempted to leave the area, Matthew Wilson struck the vehicle with the 2X4, shattering the driver’s side window.

Bassford struck two vehicles that were parked in the lot, a bystander and Matthew Wilson.

The female bystander was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries.

Bassford then left the mobile home park. He was located with the female near the Maryland Manor Mobile Home Park.

Bassford’s girlfriend was transported to Bowie Medical Center for treatment.  Domestic assault charges are pending against her.

Bassford was arrested for first- and second-degree assault and traffic charges. He was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center for injuries related to the assault.

Steven Wilson, 25, was arrested for second-degree domestic assault charges.

Matthew Wilson, 22, was arrested for first- and second-degree assault charges.

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