On March 24 at 5:18 a.m. officers responded to the 900 block of President Street for a report of a domestic violence incident. The adult female victim reported that Lamont Fowlkes, 42, of Glen Burnie assaulted and raped her inside a vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Madison Street.
The victim was able to escape the vehicle and reported the assault to police. Fowlkes fled the area before officers arrived. The victim suffered multiple injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Fowlkes and he was arrested in Glen Burnie on March 24. Lamont Fowlkes was charged with two counts of second degree rape, sexual offense in the fourth degree, two counts of second degree assault, and false imprisonment. Fowlkes is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.
On March 24 at 9:10 p.m. officers responded to the area of Newtowne Drive for a reliable report of a vehicle transporting an individual armed with a possibly illegally concealed handgun. Officers located the vehicle in the area occupied by five people.
Officers conducted a pat down for a handgun on each of the people in the vehicle. One of the occupants, Jim Sheppard, 17, of Annapolis was carrying a loaded handgun in his pant pocket. Besides the prohibition against possessing a handgun because of his age, Sheppard is also precluded from possession due to prior charges. Sheppard was charged as an adult with illegal possession of a regulated firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, illegally carrying a handgun on his person and illegally carrying a handgun in the vehicle. Sheppard is being held without bond at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.
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