A Baltimore, Maryland teen accused of cutting a Missouri Children’s Division worker’s throat has been charged in DeKalb County with the felonies of first-degree assault or attempted assault and armed criminal action.
Fifteen-year-old Ja’marie Nashwan Willingham’s initial appearance in court is on March 3rd.
A probable cause statement from James Proctor with the Cameron Police Department ways Willingham, and his five-year-old brother were taken into juvenile custody in October and placed with the Children’s Division. A caseworker was working at the Children’s Division Office on temporary placement of the boys. Proctor reports the boys took a set of keys and left the building. Willingham also allegedly cut the left side of a worker’s neck with a knife before running from the scene.
A court order from February certifies Willingham to be tried as an adult.