Norris Bernard Ellis
He’s being held without bond.
Frederick, Md (KM) A Walkesrville man wanted for a rape in Frederick is being held without bond. Police say Norris Bernard Ellis, 57, was extradited back to Frederick this week.
Police say in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 4th, the victim was walking in the downtown when she was approached by a man who raped her in an alley off of South Carroll Street. Detectives say they were able to develop Ellis as a suspect after speaking with the victim.
Ellis was arrested on Thursday, July 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee. He’s charged with 1st-degree rape, and 1st- and 2nd-degree assault.
Frederick Police says Ellis’ apprehension was a coordinated effort with the US Marshal’s Service Capital Regional Task Force, the US Marshal’s Middle District of Tennessee Fugitive Task Force, and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
“I want to commend the terrific work of our detectives and partnering agencies who took the lead in this case and ensured the arrest and safe extradition of Mr. Ellis back to Frederick,” says Lt. Andrew Alcorn, commander of the Frederick Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, in a statement.. “Our thoughts continue to be with the victim in this case and we hope the arrest and impending court adjudication can help bring a sense of justice and comfort. A stranger rape such as this case is exceedingly rare in Frederick we are fortunate the work of our detectives made it possible to bring this investigation to a quick end.”
By Kevin McManus