The Grand Jury also indicted four for a home-invasion robbery.
A Walkersville man was indicted on Friday by the Frederick County Grand Jury for a rape, carjacking and kidnapping. Montrell Denard Bowie, 22, was charged by panel members with 1st-degree rape, 2nd-degree rape, 1st-degree sex offense, 2nd-degree sex offense, carjacking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, 2nd-degree assault, motor vehicle theft, unlawful taking, theft between $1,000 to $10,000 and theft less than $1,000.
Bowie was arrested for the sexual assault of a woman on October 14th in Frederick. "It's actually what we call a stranger rape because a vast majority of rapes and sex offenses are done between people who know each other, or have some familiarity with each other," says State's Attorney Charlie Smith.
Police say the victim was accosted in the parking lot of her apartment on East Street. She was raped, and forced into her car, and the suspect drove away. The suspect said he was going to Washington. The victim gave him false directions in hopes that he would drive near the 7-11 on North East Street, where she knows police officers congregate while on break. She managed to get away.
On Monday, October 15th, Bowie was spotted by members of the victim's family, who saw him walking near the Department of Social Services building on East All Saints Street. Bowie ran from the building, but was chased by the victim's friends. An altercation took place where Bowie was stabbed. The group continued to chase him. He went into a convenience store on North Market Street, where he was held until police arrived.
"Very heinous case, very terrible case," says Smith. "First-degree rape cases carry a maximum sentence of life in prison."
In a second case, four Baltimore residents were indicted for a home invasion robbery on October 20th, 2012 in the Discovery community of Walkersville. Cheryl Ann White, 30, Keith Bernard White, 48, Diontre Jamal Johnson, 19, amd Jesse G. Mears, 19, are each charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit attempted armed robbery, attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit attempted robbery, 1st-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit 1st-degree burglary, use of a handgun in a violent crime or felony, attempted theft less than $1,000, conspiracy to commit attempted theft of less than $1,000, false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit false imprisonment.
They were arrested for an October 20th break-in on Vision Lane. When inside, the suspects tied up a woman, and placed duct tape over her mouth. She was able to contact 911. The Sheriff's Office responded, and tried to convince the four to come out. When that wasn't working, the SWAT team was called in. Officers entered the home, and arrested all four suspects.
"They were all co-defendants in that October 20th armed robbery, where they broke into a house, used handguns to commit theft and other crimes against the individuals inside the residence," says Smith.
Another indictment was handed down against Carlos Alberto Hinojosa, 22, of New Market, for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia (a scale), use of a firearm in drug trafficking and concealing a deadly weapon.
After the Grand Jury issues indictments, the cases move much quicker through the Circuit Court.