Man charged with rape, burglary

June 19, 2000|By MARLO BARNHART

A Hagerstown man accused of raping a woman early Sunday after burglarizing her downtown apartment was being held without bond Monday at the Washington County Detention Center.

Dwayne Arthur Doleman, 31, of no fixed address, is charged with first- and second-degree rape, first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

The woman told Hagerstown City Police she was asleep in her apartment in the 200 block of South Potomac Street when a man entered her bedroom and had sexual intercourse with her, court documents said.

She said she had been out drinking Saturday night with her boyfriend and that they had sexual intercourse when they returned to their apartment, court documents said.

Her boyfriend took the mattress off their bed and went downstairs to sleep while the woman said she stayed upstairs and slept on the box springs, court documents said.


During the early morning hours, the victim said she became aware that someone was having sexual intercourse with her and thought it was her boyfriend.

When she heard a voice she didn't know, she realized it wasn't her boyfriend and began to scream, court documents said.

The assailant ran from the bedroom and down the stairs. The boyfriend awoke, tried to grab the man but missed and the intruder ran outside, court documents said.

The woman told police she had seen the man before and knew him only as "Dwayne."

Police alleged she hesitantly picked Doleman out of a photo line-up on Sunday, saying he looked like the man but she couldn't be sure, court documents said.

Her boyfriend identified Doleman in the photo line-up as the man he saw run by him that morning, police alleged.

Police said the burglary charge was lodged because although the woman's door wasn't locked, the man entered without permission.

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