City man indicted in attack at HCC

August 12, 2004|By Lisa Goldberg | Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore man accused of stabbing a Howard Community College security guard as she reported to work in late March was indicted yesterday on attempted first-degree murder and felony assault charges.

A Howard County grand jury returned the two-count indictment against Gilbert Lee Redmond Jr., 29, of Gwynn Oak in the assault March 29 of the 25-year-old woman. Police have said she was his former girlfriend.

The attack took place less than two weeks after the woman alleged in court papers that Redmond raped her at knifepoint in Baltimore and threatened to kill her. The case is pending in Baltimore Circuit Court.

"He is not going to give up until I am dead because he said if I'm not with him then I will not be alive to be with anyone else," she wrote in charging papers March 18, just hours after she said a rape took place. The Sun does not name alleged victims of sexual assault.

Eleven days later, the woman was getting out of her car at the college in Columbia to start work when she said she heard her name called, according to court papers. She said she was chased, grabbed by the neck and stabbed in the head several times, according to charging documents. Police have said the woman's injuries were not life-threatening.

She said she fought the man and fell down, according to the documents. When he dropped the knife, she said she lay on it so he could not pick it up, the charging documents said.

The attacker was seen running to a car and driving away, authorities said. Redmond was arrested by Baltimore police two days later.

The assault, which college officials termed an unusual incident for the normally quiet campus, took place in the main entrance to the Galleria building, which includes classrooms, a bookstore, a cafeteria and offices for administrators and teachers.

A butcher knife was used in the rape case and the stabbing, according to court papers.

Sun staff writer Doug Donovan contributed to this article.

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