Police: Men tried to remove housemate's arm tattoo

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This photo combo provided by Wicomico County sheriff's office shows, from left, Paul Hurst and Cary Edwards. A Maryland judge has ordered two men held without bond on charges of attacking a housemate and trying to forcibly remove a tattoo from his arm. Investigators say 33-year-old Paul Martin Hurst of Hebron, Md., and 35-year-old Carey Lee Edwards of Williamsburg, Va, savagely beat the victim, then tried to carve and burn a tattoo from his arm. Wicomico County sheriff Mike Lewis says all three men are affiliated with the Juggalos, a cult fan base of the rap-metal duo Insane Clown Posse that the FBI has described as ganglike. Lewis says the suspects thought the victim disrespected the Posse and didn't deserve to wear the tattoo. (AP Photo/Wicomico County sheriff's office)
FILE --In this Jan. 8, 2014 file photo, Joseph Bruce, aka Violent J, left, and Joseph Utsler, aka Shaggy 2 Dope, members of the Insane Clown Posse, address the media in Detroit. The U.S. Justice Department is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Insane Clown Posse, which objects to a report that describes its fans as a dangerous gang. A Detroit federal judge holds a hearing Monday, June 23, 2014. The government says the rap-metal duo from the Detroit area and its fans have no standing to sue. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
FILE - This Jan. 8, 2014 file photo shows Joseph Bruce aka Violent J, left, and Joseph Utsler aka Shaggy 2 Dope, members of the Insane Clown Posse after a news conference in Detroit. The federal government can't be blamed for any fallout from a 2011 FBI report that put a gang tag on fans of the music group Insane Clown Posse, a judge said. U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland dismissed a lawsuit by the rap-metal duo and fans, known as Juggalos, who said they've been targeted by police because they have jewelry or tattoos with the group's symbol, a man running with a hatchet. Cleland said the U.S. Justice Department is not responsible for how authorities use a national report on gangs. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Michael J. Steinberg, legal director for the ACLU of Michigan addresses the media as Joseph Bruce aka Violent J, center, and Joseph Utsler aka Shaggy 2 Dope, members of the Insane Clown Posse listen in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. The rap metal group sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday over a 2011 FBI report that describes the duo's devoted fans, the Juggalos, as a dangerous gang, saying the designation has tarnished their fans' reputations and hurt business. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in Detroit federal court on behalf of the group's two members. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Joseph Bruce aka Violent J, left, and Joseph Utsler aka Shaggy 2 Dope, members of the Insane Clown Posse are seen after a news conference in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. The rap metal group sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday over a 2011 FBI report that describes the duo's devoted fans, the Juggalos, as a dangerous gang, saying the designation has tarnished their fans' reputations and hurt business. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in Detroit federal court on behalf of the group's two members. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
This July 29, 2013 photo shows Joseph Utsler, also known as Shaggy 2 Dope, left, and Joseph Bruce, also known as Violent J, from Insane Clown Posse, in New York. On their FUSE TV weekly show, the Detroit-area rappers critique all things pop culture, claiming to bring an outsiders perspective. A good part of the show has the guys critiquing music videos, much like Beavis and Butthead from a generation ago. (AP Photo/John Carucci)
The rap duo Insane Clown Posse, Shaggy 2 Dope, left, and Violent J, pose in their stage makeup in a 1999 promotional photo. In addition to their CDs, the entrepreneurial rappers are releasing their own, straight-to-video movie this summer and are even selling dolls representing themselves. (AP Photo/Joseph Cultice)
Joseph Bruce aka Violent J, left, and Joseph Utsler aka Shaggy 2 Dope, members of the Insane Clown Posse enter for a news conference in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. The rap metal group sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday over a 2011 FBI report that describes the duo's devoted fans, the Juggalos, as a dangerous gang, saying the designation has tarnished their fans' reputations and hurt business. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in Detroit federal court on behalf of the group's two members. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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HEBRON, Md. (AP) - Two men face charges including attempted murder after officials say they attacked a housemate and tried to forcibly remove a tattoo from his arm.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said Wednesday that the 31-year-old victim of Monday's attack had his right arm amputated below the elbow and is in critical condition.

Investigators say 33-year-old Paul Martin Hurst of Hebron and 35-year-old Carey Lee Edwards of Williamsburg, Virginia, savagely beat the victim, then tried to carve and burn a tattoo from his arm. A judge has ordered them held without bond.

Lewis says all three men are affiliated with the Juggalos, a fan base of the rap-metal duo Insane Clown Posse that the FBI has described as ganglike.

Lewis says the suspects thought the victim disrespected the group and didn't deserve the tattoo.

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