Man sought in sexual assault of hitchhiker in Jessup

August 13, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Police are looking for a dark-haired man of medium build who sexually assaulted a 40-year-old Elkridge woman in Jessup early yesterday after she hitched a ride with him.

The woman told police she accepted a ride from a man in a red Ford Bronco or Chevrolet Blazer near the 7600 block of Washington Blvd. in Elkridge. The assailant then drove her to woods in the 7900 block of Clark Road in Jessup and attacked her in the back of his vehicle, police said.

After the assault, the man pushed the woman out of the vehicle and drove away, police said. They said they picked the woman up near the Parkway Inn about 12: 30 a.m. yesterday.

Police arrested five people Tuesday on charges of growing marijuana plants in their homes.

Ronald Stocker, 44, of the 700 block of Wooddale Road in Linthicum was arrested at 4 p.m. Tuesday on charges of growing plants worth almost $7,000 in his back yard, police said. Specific charges are manufacturing and possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said they arrested Stocker after receiving a tip and watching his house. They said they found 10 plants with a street value of $6,795 and a smoking device containing suspected marijuana after searching Stocker's home.

At about 11: 15 p.m., police arrested two men and two women at a home in the 600 block of Hollywood Road in Severna Park after searching the residence and finding smoking pipes and $2,720 worth of suspected marijuana, police said.

They said they also found a bottle of suspected methadone and a room wallpapered with aluminum foil and equipped with several large lamps for growing plants.

Charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia were Jeffrey Lynn Ringley, 40, Laura Virginia Ringley, 38, and Melanie Lynn Ringley, 19, all residents at the Severna Park address; and Daniel Ignatius McGreevy, 42, of the 4300 block of Roberton Ave. in Baltimore.

Laura Ringley also was charged with possession of methadone and Jeffrey Ringley also was charged with manufacturing marijuana and possession of manufacturing equipment.

Police said they dismantled and seized the growing equipment.

Pub Date: 8/13/98

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