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Police log for 2/7

February 07, 2003

Police looking for men who assaulted woman at gunpoint



Hagerstown City Police were looking for two men who sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint after forcing her into their vehicle Wednesday afternoon as she was walking to a friend's house on South Locust Street.

The 19-year-old woman told police two men approached her in a sedan. One showed a gun and forced her into the car and the men drove her into an alley near the 200 block of South Locust Street where they tried to rob her, she told police.

She had no money, and one of the men hit her on the back of the head with the gun, she told police.

The men drove her onto the Dual Highway and then to eastbound Interstate 70, the woman told police. She said the men drove about 30 minutes, stopped at a residential area where she said the men sexually assaulted her.

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The men continued driving and dropped her off in Montgomery County, Md., near Damascus, police said. The woman flagged down a driver who took her to a hospital in Damascus, where she was treated and released, police said.

Lt. Rick Johnson said Hagerstown City Police were notified of the incident late Wednesday by police in Montgomery County. Detectives George Brandt and Christopher Kayser were sent to investigate shortly before midnight, Johnson said.

The woman described both men to police as black, in their late teens or early 20s, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, with medium builds, clean shaven, and wearing black clothing.

She said the car was a 1990s model, 4-door, mid-sized car. It was either white or cream and had damage to the left front fender. It had bucket-style seats with a console.

Hagerstown police ask that anyone with information about the incident call them at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.




Florida man charged last week is wanted in six states



A Florida man charged last week with theft of a license tag and possession of a small amount of illegal drugs has been found to be wanted in six states on a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges, Washington County Sheriff's deputies have learned.

Clarence James Odums, 44, of Tampa, Fla., was taken into custody Jan. 31 after a routine license tag check of vehicles in the parking lot of Motel 6 at 11321 Massey Boulevard turned up a stolen tag on a Ford Econoline van, Deputy Scott Buskirk said.

Odums was found in Room 212 along with a small amount of drugs and paraphernalia, Buskirk alleged.

Initially, Odums' bond was $50,000 but the records check turned up the other criminal charges from the other states. He was being held without bond Thursday at the Washington County Detention Center, jail officials said.




Frederick County residents face drug possession charges



FREDERICK, Md. - Two people were charged late Wednesday during a street level drug operation conducted by Frederick City Police.

Mary Helen Woodard, 40, of 6728 Sandpiper Court, Frederick, was charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia at 10:49 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

A check of Woodard's criminal record showed she was wanted in Prince George's County for auto theft, police said.

Earlier Wednesday evening, police took Milton Stanley Bowen Sr. into custody in the 800 block of East South Street after he allegedly arranged to sell cocaine to an undercover police officer, police said.

After a lengthy foot chase, Bowen was apprehended at around 9 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Bowen, 33, of 1130 Shaffersville Road, Mount Airy, was charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, distribution of cocaine and resisting arrest.

No information was available Thursday night on whether Woodard or Bowen was jailed or released on bond.




Eastern Panhandle residents sentenced on drug convictions



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. District Court Judge Craig Broadwater on Monday sentenced five Eastern Panhandle residents on drug convictions U.S. Attorney Thomas Johnston said in a press release Thursday.

n Cavin A. Green, 21, of 117 Towerview Drive, Martinsburg, was sentenced to serve 22 years and four months in prison and pay a $1,000 fine for a previous guilty plea to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, Johnston said.

Probation was set at four years after release.

  • Marcellus D. Carey, 25, of 130 Boarman Place, Martinsburg, was sentenced to serve seven years and three months in prison followed by three years of probation for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, Johnston said.

  • Robert Timothy Chilcott, 38, of 108 Daniel St., Martinsburg, was sentenced to serve three years and one month in prison followed by three years on probation, Johnston said.

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