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August 07, 2005

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Convicted rapist arrested for murder held without bail

Carl Preston Evans Jr., the convicted rapist who was arrested in the death of his 13-year-old stepdaughter, was being held yesterday without bail after a hearing Friday night, according to Sgt. John Young of the Baltimore County police.

Young said Evans will appear before a judge tomorrow for bail review. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Evans, 35, was captured about 3 p.m. Friday afternoon after a brief foot chase through city streets. He was arrested on Eutaw Street.

Evans is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Breaunna Floyd on July 25. Her body was found in a burned-out rowhouse in the 900 block of Foxridge Lane in Essex. Police believe the fire was set to conceal the girl's killing.

Evans is also being charged with attempted murder - there was another child in the building at the time of the blaze - and first-degree arson. The second child, Breaunna Floyd's 8-month-old half-sister, was injured in the fire.

- Jennifer Skalka

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Girl, 14, dies after being hit by two cars on Liberty Road

A 14-year-old Gwynn Oak girl was struck by two cars and killed late Friday night in front of the Woodmoor Shopping Center in the 7000 block of Liberty Road, according to Baltimore County Police.

Christian Sierra-Denise Hodge was on foot at 11:48 p.m. when she was hit by an eastbound 1998 Chevy Malibu, according to Cpl. Patrick Wilhelm of the Baltimore County Police. The Malibu knocked her into the westbound lanes, where she was struck by a 1994 Buick LeSabre, Wilhelm said.

The girl, who police said lived nearby in the 100 block of Sunmar Court, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is under investigation by county police.

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