FBI Seeks Man Wanted in Connection with Stabbing of Man and Mysterious Disappearance of Woman
***9/2/14 Update: On Sunday, August 31, Rony Leonel Deleon turned himself in to the Baltimore County Police Department. Deleon’s girlfriend, Damaris Noemi Chavez-Calderon, was with him and was unharmed.***
The FBI Baltimore Violent Crime Task Force and Baltimore County Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted for stabbing another man; the subject is also wanted in connection with the disappearance of his girlfriend. These events took place in the Lansdowne community in Baltimore County, Maryland on August 28. The United States Attorney’s Office in Maryland has issued a warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for Rony Leonel Deleon, who is charged in Baltimore County with first and second degree assault and use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure.
Investigators say they found a man who had been stabbed outside an apartment in the 3000 block of Bero Road. The victim told police that Deleon had stabbed him and then ran into an apartment Deleon shared with a woman named Damaris Noemi Chavez-Calderon. Chavez-Calderon has not been seen since, and detectives are concerned for her safety. The victim was treated for his injuries and is expected to recover.
Chavez-Calderon is 24 years old, Hispanic, about 5’5” tall, and 140 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.
Investigators believe Deleon is no longer in the Baltimore area and likely fled the state. If you have any information about Deleon or Chavez-Calderon, you are asked to call the FBI Baltimore Division at (410) 265-8080, or the Baltimore County Police Department at (410) 887-2222. You could receive a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Deleon.
The Baltimore FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is made up of FBI agents, Baltimore City Police detectives, Baltimore County Police detectives and Anne Arundel County Police detectives. They investigate significant violent crimes, including kidnappings, robberies of commercial institutions, armored car and bank robberies, extortions, and fugitive felons.