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Boyfriend, inmate charged with murder of New Windsor woman

Two men have been charged with the murder of a New Windsor woman whose body was found Monday night.

Two men have been charged with the murder of a New Windsor woman whose body was found at the intersection of Old Washington Road and Muller Road on Monday night.

Bret Michael Wheeler, 25, of the 2000 block of Dennings Road in New Windsor, and Robert Theodore Bosley, 38, an inmate at the Carroll County Detention Center who was on work release, are charged with the killing of Kandi Lynn Gerber, 35, who was also living at the Dennings Road address. Gerber and Wheeler were dating.

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Wheeler and Bosley each face charges of first-degree murder, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. Wheeler is being held without bond, and Bosley's bail had not yet been set as of 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Bosley is currently serving six months at the Detention Center after entering a plea on March 28 for one count of second-degree assault stemming from a July 2015 incident. He was out on work release and was not due to return to the jail until 9:30 p.m. the night of the killing, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.

Deputies responded to the 2000 block of Dennings Road at about 5:21 p.m. Monday after occupants at the residence called the agency and reported that they had returned to the house, which was unoccupied at the time, and found blood in the basement. Those occupants are not believed to be involved in the incident, according to the release.

The occupants told police a fight might have broken out between Bosley, Wheeler and Gerber. Bosley lived at the Dennings Road residence before his incarceration, according to the release.

Wheeler and Bosley returned to the residence without Gerber, but the two fled once they heard law enforcement had been contacted. Deputies tracked the two men to South Springdale Road in New Windsor, and deputies detained them at 6:29 p.m., according to the release.

Gerber was found deceased at about 8:15 p.m. near the intersection of Old Washington and Muller roads in Westminster with signs of trauma from a sharp-edged weapon, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The intersection where Gerber's body was found is heavily surrounded by trees and plant growth. As of Tuesday morning, yellow crime scene tape was tied off on signs but had since been broken and sat pooled on the ground.

Gerber's body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore for an autopsy, according to the Sheriff's Office. When contacted by the Carroll County Times, a spokesman for the medical examiner's office could not confirm if the office had received the body.

When reached by the Times, a member of Gerber's family said the family did not wish to comment at this time.

Gerber's father, Richard Gerber, filed a second-degree assault charge against Wheeler in February, when Wheeler allegedly pushed him after Richard Gerber and Kandi Gerber got into a verbal argument, according to court documents. Wheeler had requested a jury trial in June in that case.

In July 2015, Bosley was convicted of assault after he allegedly stole a trailer and was caught by the woman who owned it. The woman attempted to block him with her Ford Expedition from leaving in his truck. Bosley first rolled a spare tire at the Expedition, and when the woman continued to block him, he drove his truck into her vehicle, according to previous Times reporting.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 410-386-5900 or the anonymous TIPS hotline at 888-399-TIPP.

Times reporter Emily Chappell contributed to this report.

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