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February 16, 1993

Fort Meade man charged with first-degree rape

County police have charged a Fort Meade man with first-degree rape after a woman told investigators that he had raped her Feb. 6.

Andre Warren Coffee, 34, of the 3000 block of Benjamin Court also was charged with one count of kidnapping, police said.

According to police, the woman ran out of gas and was stranded on Route 695 near Route 295. She accepted a ride from two men who drove her to Race and Hanover roads, where the rape occurred, police said.

The victim was able to jump out of the car after the attack, and a passing motorist picked her up, police said.

Police arrested Mr. Coffee after they found a car matching the description of the one driven by the rapist in a parking lot along Dorsey Road Friday. Mr. Coffee fits the description of the rapist, investigators said.

Police are still looking for the second man.

Witnesses sought in Odenton car theft

Police are looking for witnesses to a car theft Sunday afternoon outside an Odenton fast-food restaurant.

According to investigators, two 17-year-olds had just driven through the pickup window of the McDonald's on Telegraph Road at 5:14 p.m. when a gunman and another man stopped them and forced them out of their 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier.

The robbers took the car and headed north on Telegraph Road.

Odenton man reports having finger cut off

An Odenton man reported to police that four men forced him into the woods Sunday afternoon and cut off his right index finger.

Officers said John Robert Carpenter Jr., 31, of the 1500 block of Annapolis Road told them he was outside his home at 2:32 p.m. when four men dragged him into the woods and cut his finger off. Mr. Carpenter told police he did not know the men.

Mr. Carpenter and his amputated finger were taken by ambulance to Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, where he was treated and released. Hospital spokeswoman Amy Strong could not say if the finger had been reattached.


* Hanover: Burglars broke into a trailer in the 100 block of Chesapeake Mobile Estates Sunday. Police do not know exactly what was taken.

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