Man charged in beating of girl, 17

Suspect, 22, is arrested in Baltimore, denied bail

September 21, 1999|By Sheridan Lyons | Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF

A 22-year-old man who once lived in the New Windsor area was ordered held without bail in Baltimore yesterday after being charged in the beating and choking of a 17-year-old New Windsor girl.

Christopher Scott Frazier, 22, who was arrested Sunday night in Baltimore, was charged with attempted murder, robbery, carjacking, reckless endangerment and first-degree assault, state police at Westminster said.

Police said the girl gave a ride to an acquaintance Friday and regained consciousness in a remote area off Reese Road with the man and her car gone.

Tests to determine whether the girl had been sexually assaulted have not been completed. The girl was treated Friday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released.

The Carroll state's attorney's office said the investigation is continuing, and it was unknown when Frazier would be transferred to Carroll authorities.

Detective Sgt. Nick Plazio said state police sent out an alert for the stolen car.

"We worked with Baltimore City and Baltimore County and surrounding areas to keep an eye out," he said.

Baltimore police targeted the Park Heights and Falls Road areas of the city, which had been frequented by the suspect. Frazier has no fixed address but lived at one time in the New Windsor area.

Baltimore police officers found and staked out the girl's parked 1988 white Toyota Camry and arrested the suspect about 9 p.m. Sunday without incident, Plazio said.

"The city is quick on that; if you give them one area, they pretty much follow through," he said.

After the girl was choked and apparently beaten with a piece of wood, which knocked her unconscious, she came to and walked about 100 yards to Reese Road about noon Friday, where she was assisted by a motorist, Plazio said.

"The woman was doing a favor for the suspect," Plazio said. "He instructed her to drive him to this remote area -- where he strangles and beats her badly, and dumps her out of the car.

"She's known him about five years. It goes to show you: Always keep your guard up," he said.

Pub Date: 9/21/99

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