Germantown man sentenced to 40 years for double stabbing

ROCKVILLE, MD. -- A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge sentenced a Germantown man to 40 years in prison on Thursday for attacking two people with a knife in October 2016.

Da'Von Mobley, 27, was convicted by a jury of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and auto theft in September 2017.

Prosecutors said that on October 23, 2016, Mobley was at an apartment of a friend, but got into a fight with him when he accused the friend and his mother of stealing money from him.

Prosecutors said Mobley lost the fight, became embarrassed, left apartment, but came back 15 minutes later armed with a knife. He then attacked the friend, stabbing him several times in the neck and head. The friend's injuries were so severe that he was in a coma for a week.

Prosecutors added that Mobley stabbed the friend's mother in her arm with such force that the arm broke.

Following the attack, Mobley stole a car and led police on a chase through the neighborhood. He eventually crashed the car into a wooded area and took off running. He was caught by a police dog a short distance away.