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Montrelle Bowie charged in Frederick rape, kidnapping

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A 23-year-old man has been arrested and is facing several charges, including kidnapping and raping a woman in Frederick. 

(Photo: Frederick City Police)

Authorities say Montrelle Denard Bowie, of Frederick, is charged with first and second degree rape, carjacking, kidnapping, second degree assault, motor vehicle unlawful taking and two theft charges.

On October 14, Frederick City Police say officers were flagged down by a passerby who informed them that they had just picked up a woman who had jumped out of a moving vehicle. The woman told officers that she was raped by an unknown man after she exited her car in the 100 block of E. South Street. Police say the victim also had visible injuries that were consistent with being assaulted during the rape.

The victim also told police that, after the rape, the suspect, later identified as Bowie, forced her into her car and drove her to the 500 block of N. East Street, where she jumped out of the vehicle. Bowie then fled the scene with her car.

On the next day, authorities say Bowie was stabbed by friends of the victim then chased into a local convenience store, where he was held until police arrived.

Police say the rape victim was treated at a local hospital and later released.

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