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Woman assaulted in own office

March 15, 2002

FREDERICK, Md. - A woman was sexually assaulted in an office suite Wednesday afternoon, Frederick City Police said.

The woman returned to her office at 172 Thomas Johnson Drive at 5:30 p.m. after running some errands, police said. She told police she was attacked from behind by a man with an edged weapon.

The assailant raped the woman and then fled. She was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for treatment and later released.

The victim described her assailant as a white man, about 6 feet tall, wearing a dark jacket with a front zipper, a black knit cap and white sneakers.

Anyone with information about this crime is may contact police at 301-694-2100.

Hagerstown City Police street crimes unit made one drug arrest Thursday in the 400 block of Jonathan Street.

Christopher Leon Love, 20, of 453 W. Antietam St., Apt. 5, was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

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Police allege he sold drugs to a confidential informant, police said.

A motorcyclist on U.S. 40 Thursday afternoon who was targeted by the BB gun-wielding occupant of a passing car escaped injury and helped Maryland State Police track down the person he believed was responsible.

James Allen Knox, 19, of 15605 National Pike, was charged with one count each of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to records in Washington County District Court.

Knox was released on personal recognizance.

Around 4:15 p.m., state police got a call from the motorcyclist who stopped at the Sheetz convenience store at Md. 66 to report the incident. The man had taken down the tag number of the car in which person he said shot at him was riding, court records said.

He told police he felt a sting on his leg and noticed the occupants of a nearby car laughing as they were passing him.

Armed with the tag number, Cpl. T.J. McKenrick was in the area of U.S. 40 and Md. 66 when he spotted the vehicle.

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