Two suspects charged in light-rail kidnapping

Crime,Luke Broadwater
Two suspects were arrested and charged this weekend with kidnapping two 17-year-olds from a light-rail station in Timonium and raping the female victim.

“It’s very, very gratifying to be able to get these people,” said Cpl. Mike Hill, a Baltimore County police spokesman. “This is our job. This is what we’re paid to do by the community and the taxpayers of the county. It’s to go out and find these bad guys and put them in jail.”

Brian Tyrone Scott, 18, of the 800 block of Pontiac Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood of South Baltimore, turned himself in at Baltimore County’s Cockeysville precinct Saturday night after police released his photo to the media Thursday.

After being arrested, Scott told police he committed the crime with Kiheem Malik Taylor, 22, of the 3400 block of Woodstock Avenue in the Belair-Edison neighborhood of northeast Baltimore.

“He advised that [Taylor] was the second suspect involved in the incident,” police wrote in charging documents.

Taylor was arrested at 7:49 p.m. Sunday at his home. Police would not release a photo of him.

The kidnapping took place at 9 p.m. Oct. 10 on the 9400 block of Deereco Road at a Timonium light-rail station. The victims were in their car at the Deereco Park and Ride when Scott and Taylor allegedly approached the vehicle, pointing handguns at them and demanding they open the door.

The boy gave the suspect about $70 and was forced into the trunk at gunpoint, while the girl was forced into the backseat, charging documents state.

The suspects then kidnapped the victims in the car, drove them to different banks in Baltimore City and Baltimore County to try to withdraw money from their accounts. They were taken to a park in the Cherry Hill area, where the girl was forced to undress, perform a sex act and was raped, charging documents state.

The suspects let the victims go, stole a cell phone and the boy’s 2002 gold Honda Civic, and drove from the scene.

The teens, both from Baltimore County, ran away and flagged down a Baltimore police officer.

Hill said the two teens were “traumatized” by the “horror” of the attack.

The boy was able to pick Scott out of a photo lineup, police said.

Scott is charged with first-degree rape, armed carjacking, first-degree sex offense, and two counts each of kidnapping and armed robbery.

Taylor is charged with armed carjacking, petty theft, felony use of a handgun during the commission of a violent crime, and two counts each of kidnapping, armed robbery and first-degree assault.

Both are being held without bail.
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