Brothers are charged with car-jacking after chase

Armed abduction ended with rape, police say

June 06, 2000|By A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two brothers arrested Sunday night after a four-mile police chase were charged yesterday in an armed car-jacking last week outside a Northeast Baltimore bar that ended with a woman being raped.

Eugene Dodd, 22, and Antonio Dodd, 16, both of the 2200 block of E. Federal St., were charged with armed robbery, armed car-jacking and using a handgun in the commission of a felony. The younger Dodd was charged as an adult.

Both defendants were ordered held without bail by a District Court judge yesterday and told to seek help from the Public Defender's office.

The elder Dodd was convicted in 1996 of felony theft and given a three-year suspended sentence. He has a misdemeanor theft case from 1998 pending. The younger Dodd's juvenile record was not available yesterday.

Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman, said rape charges have not been filed pending further investigation. The incident occurred early Thursday outside Valentino's Restaurant in the 6600 block of Harford Road. Rowe said two men, one armed with a semiautomatic handgun, robbed a 23-year-old man and his girlfriend, about 3:30 a.m.

Rowe said the man's 1988 Acura Legend was stolen, and the woman was abducted. Police said she was raped by at least one man inside the car while it was parked in the 3200 block of The Alameda. She was released later that morning and walked to Kirk Avenue, where she summoned help.

Sunday about 8:30 p.m., an Eastern District officer reported seeing the Acura being driven in the 1800 block of N. Milton Ave. He and other officers chased the car about four miles, eventually ending up in Baltimore County in the 5100 block of Hazelwood Ave. in Overlea, where the suspects jumped out of the car and were arrested. About a dozen police officers and the police helicopter from Baltimore County assisted in the pursuit; officials could not say how fast it went.

Police said they recovered a semiautomatic handgun from the car.

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