Mt. Airy, Md. Man Wanted For Assault Arrested In North Carolina

State Police says he assaulted his former girlfriend.


Mt. Airy, Md (KM) Maryland officials are seeking the extradition of a Mount Airy man whose charged with assault and weapons offenses. Jake Barrineau, 37, was taken into custody Wednesday night in North Carolina where he’s also wanted there on five open warrants.

Maryland State Police say a caller contacted troopers in Mount Airy at around 12-noon on Wednesday, saying the victim, a 30-year-old woman from Mount Airy, had been assaulted . She was bruised and asked the caller to contact police.

Troopers responded to her home where she was reportedly returning with the accused. During that time, they learned she had fled from a vehicle on Route 27. She was picked up by a motorist who driven to a destination to meet with State Police.

She said Barrineau was her boyfriend, and she was going to break up with him. She told him Tuesday night at her home on the Frederick County side of Mount Airy. The victim told troopers that Barrineau repeatedly assaulted her, threatened her with a knife and held her against her will. She also told authorities that Barrineau stole several guns from her father who lives in Carroll County. He told her to drive him around as he was going to pawn the weapons. She refused and she was assaulted again, threatening her with a loaded gun. The victim managed to get away.

State troopers conducted a search for Barrineau. They learned he may be heading for North Carolina and contacted authorities there. A lookout was posted.

North Carolina authorities spotted Barrineau in a stolen Ford Taurus and made a stop on Wednesdays night. He was taken into custody without incident. Police located the stolen firearms in the vehicle.

Maryland State Police in Carroll County say Barrineau is charged with assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Troopers in Frederick County are pursuing charges against Barrineau related to sexual assault and theft. He’s currently being held in North Carolina.

Officials in Maryland say they  will be initiating extradition proceedings in North Carolina for Barrineau.


By Kevin McManus