Man charged with abducting woman

January 15, 1994|By Gregory P. Kane | Gregory P. Kane,Staff Writer

City police have arrested a 28-year-old man and charged him with abducting a Baltimore County woman shortly after she parked her car in the 200 block of W. Monument St. on Wednesday.

Robert Lane, 28, of the 2900 block of The Alameda was arrested Thursday and charged with carjacking, kidnapping, assault, theft, unauthorized use of an automobile and possession of a deadly weapon, city police said.

Police said the victim, Alison Barnes, was grabbed from behind by a man who put a knife to her throat and forced her back into her car. Her abductor drove through the city and county and forced her to withdraw money from an automated teller machine.

BTC She was released unharmed several hours later on Argonne Drive in Northeast Baltimore, said Sam Ringgold, a city police spokesman.

Police said Ms. Barnes' abductor fled in her 1986 Mazda. Mr. Lane was arrested in the 1700 block of Abbotson St. after a police officer saw him driving the vehicle, police said.

City police are investigating the possibility that Mr. Lane is the same man wanted in the Jan. 7 abduction and carjacking of a child care counselor for Florence Crittenton Services.

Bernadette A. McDonald, 36, told police that a man held her captive for 36 hours and forced her to drive several hundred miles.

She was released on Interstate 95 in Harford County after her abductor struck her on the head, police said.

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