Churchton man charged in rape of girl, 14, at park

April 19, 1994

A Churchton man was charged with second-degree rape after a 14-year-old girl told police he raped her at Quiet Waters Park yesterday morning.

The girl told police she was sitting with the suspect in his Suzuki Samarai, which was parked in front of Annapolis Middle School about 8 a.m. yesterday. When the morning session began, the suspect drove off with her in the car, police said.

The girl reported the incident to police at 8:47 a.m. She was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

Montel Dexter Smith, 22, of the 5800 block of Shady Side Road was arrested a short time later on Solomon's Island Road, police said. He also was charged with battery and a fourth-degree sex offense.

2 more burglaries charged to man, 28

County police added two more counts of daytime burglary yesterday to charges against a 28-year-old man arrested April 1.

Guy Butler, of no fixed address, was charged with taking electronic equipment worth more than $4,000 from two homes in Lothian, police said. Mr. Butler allegedly stole $2,182 worth of electronic equipment from a home on Chinquapin Crest Drive and $1,855 worth of electronic equipment from a home on Windsor Farm Road.

Police arrested Mr. Butler on April 1 after Edward Johnson, owner of C & EJ's Hunting and Fishing on Route 4, told them Mr. Butler sold him a gun allegedly stolen from a home in the 800 block of Rustic Lane in Lothian, police said.

Mr. Johnson told police he received an anonymous tip about Mr. Butler on March 31.

The tipster told Mr. Johnson that Mr. Butler would return April 1 to sell more property, police said. Mr. Johnson called police, who went to the store and found Mr. Butler sleeping in his car on the store's parking lot. Police recovered two rifles and a Bowie knife from Mr. Butler's car. He was charged with the daytime burglary of the Rustic Lane home.

Police said Mr. Butler's car matched the description of one suspected as the getaway car in several burglaries in the Lothian area. Mr. Butler also matched a composite drawing of a suspect in earlier break-ins.

Seven cases have been closed as a result of Mr. Butler's arrest, police said. Mr. Butler is on parole on a burglary conviction in Florida and on probation in Maryland. He may be prosecuted as a career criminal, police said.

Suspect is sought in attempted abduction

County police are asking for help in trying to catch a suspect in the attempted abduction of a child on Old Muddy Creek Road last Wednesday morning, officials said.

A girl was waiting for her school bus when a man got out of a pickup truck and tried to grab her and pull her into the vehicle. The girl broke away and the suspect left the area, police said.

She said the truck was a white Dodge pickup with a white cap on the back and the word "Dodge" in blue letters on the tailgate. The truck may have license tags from Washington state, police said. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Detective John Gajda at (410) 222-1961.

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