Woman charged with attempted murder in Elkridge

A Dayton woman has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly robbing a man who was under the pretense he would be paying her accomplice for sex in an Elkridge Best Western hotel, according to Howard County Police.

Carol Evelyn Raines, 24, of the 5200 block of Green Bridge Road, faces attempted murder, assault, robbery and theft charges in connection with a Feb. 22 incident that resulted in the victim being transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma center, police said.

According to police, an accomplice of Raines’, Kaitlynn Ann Horne, 22, of the 8200 block of Old Montgomery Road, picked up a the man at his residence with the intention of charging him for sex. 

Horne, who was acquaintances with the man, took him to a hotel located in the 6700 block of Dorsey Road in Elkridge, police said.

After entering a hotel room, Horne left the room and returned with another man, identified by police as Joseph Lewis Tetlow, 30, of the same address as Raines, police said.

Tetlow then struck the man in the head three times with either a tire iron or ax, police said, resulting in a trip to Shock Trauma for the man. He was released within a couple days.

Horne and Tetlow were arrested on Feb. 23 after police reviewed video surveillance from the incident. Horne told police that she, Tetlow, and Raines—Tetlow’s girlfriend—all agreed to rob the man. 

Raines, who was later arrested, told police that Tetlow was the man who struck the victim with the blunt object. 

Both Horne and Teltow face assault, robbery and theft charges, police said.

Raines is being held on $500,000 bond, Horne is being held on $200,000 bond, and Tetlow is being held on no bond, police said.

In 2000, Tetlow, who is a registered sex offender in the state of Maryland, pleaded guilty to second-degree rape in Carroll County Circuit Court, according to online court documents.


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