Abingdon man charged with rape

An Abingdon man was charged Sunday with raping and threatening to stab a woman in Whiteford, according to court charging documents.

The suspect and victim know each other.

Bradley Barton Peeples, of the 3100 block of Laurel View Drive in Abingdon, was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and armed robbery, for allegedly stealing a cell phone from the woman.

The victim told police her door was kicked open and she found Peeples in her bed, according to the statement of charges.

He allegedly attacked her, after which she escaped and ran to the living room, where he allegedly choked her until she blacked out several times, according to the statement of charges.

Peeples then allegedly began to rip her clothes off and forced her to have sex with him, according to the statement of charges

Afterward, the victim noticed him standing by her dining room table with a kitchen knife, allegedly telling her that "he was going to jail anyway for raping her [and] he should just kill her," according to the statement of charges.

The victim said she ran out and locked herself in her car before realizing he had her cell phone. Peeples sped away and the victim followed him, according to the statement of charges.

Peeples is also on probation for thefts, assaults and driving while intoxicated, according to the victim.

During a bail review hearing in Bel Air on Monday, an assistant state's attorney said Peeples is 26 years old. A public defender said Peeples graduated from Edgewood High School.

Harford County District Court Judge Susan Hazlett ordered Peeples held without bail. He remains in jail at the Harford County Detention Center.

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