Glen Burnie man charged in attacks on three women

20-year-old captured by police is accused of raping 70-year-old

January 27, 2001|By Laura Barnhardt | Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF

Anne Arundel County police captured and charged a 20-year-old man yesterday with three recent sexual assaults on women, including the rape of a 70-year-old Glen Burnie resident.

Dean Richard Tully, of the first block of Bliss Lane in Glen Burnie, was charged with armed robbery, attempted rape, assault and attempted carjacking in an attack on a 21-year-old woman in a Harundale neighborhood about 1 a.m. yesterday.

Later in the day, Tully was charged with two other crimes: the rape of an elderly woman, who was assaulted Jan. 3 in her home, and the Nov. 2 rape of a 36-year-old woman on Nov. 2 in Harundale, said Lt. Joseph Jordan, a Police Department spokesman.

Investigators say it appears he had seen his victims before in his neighborhood.

Officers responding to neighbors' reports of an assault in progress early yesterday saw a man running down Castle Harbor Way, where a young woman was screaming and hysterical, according to police reports.

"I'd like to thank the community for calling it in," said Police Chief T. Thomas Shanahan.

He added, "I'm also proud of the officers who responded quickly and with detectives who followed up on this."

The 21-year-old woman told police she was attacked by a man wearing a black ski mask and armed with a black handgun who ordered her to give him the keys to her car. She was returning home when she was attacked.

Police said the armed man struck the woman several times and dragged her to the rear of the vehicle and sexually assaulted her. Unable to stop the fleeing man, officers surrounded the area and called for a canine unit.

A police dog tracked the suspect into a wooded area near the victim's home and forced him out of the bushes. Awaiting officers took him into custody, police said.

The victim identified the man as her attacker, Jordan said. Police recovered the gun.

According to court documents, Tully has no criminal history as an adult.

He was being held yesterday at the county detention center in Annapolis.

Bail information was not immediately available.

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