Howard County police seek suspect in rape of woman returning from jog in Ellicott City

January 17, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Howard County police are investigating a rape that occurred about 5:30 a.m. Monday in the 8500 block of Falls Run Road in Ellicott City.

The woman had completed a jog and was walking back to her apartment when she was grabbed from behind and threatened with physical violence. The assailant took her behind a nearby building and raped her. The man fled on foot, and the woman called police from her home.

Police described the assailant as a light-skinned African-American male in his late 20s, 5-feet-6 to 5-feet-7, about 150 pounds, with a shaved head and no facial hair. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Howard County police at 410-313-3200.

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