A man wanted in connection with a carjacking and a rape in separate incidents in Edgewood was captured in Virginia on Wednesday, and police say he is a suspect in at least two other rapes.
Devon Allen Odell Scott, 36, who has an address in the 3000 block of Deepwater Way in Edgewood, was arrested by Richmond Police Department around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
As of 3 p.m. Thursday, it was unclear when he would be extradited to Maryland.
Richmond officers stopped a vehicle on Wednesday in the 100 block of Crawford Avenue for a defective brake light. The passenger, Devon Scott, allegedly threw marijuana on the ground. As officers tried to put him in handcuffs, Scott resisted and a fight ensued, according to Chelsea Rarrick, a spokesperson for Richmond Police Department.
Scott was arrested and charged with several outstanding warrants in multiple jurisdictions. In Richmond, he is charged with two counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer, possession of marijuana and providing false information to avoid an arrest, Richmond police said.
Scott is a suspect in two rapes in Edgewood, one that happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday and another Aug. 5, as well as a carjacking and attempted carjacking Saturday afternoon.
He is also a suspect in a rape early Saturday morning in Baltimore.
Det. Chakia “Niki” Fennoy of Baltimore Police Department said Scott allegedly raped a 28-year-old woman in the 1000 block of North Mount Street at about 3 a.m. Sept. 14.
Around 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Harford Sheriff’s deputies were called after Scott allegedly tried to carjack a 17-year-old female from the Food Lion parking lot on Hanson Road in Edgewood.
The 17-year-old female told police said a man, later identified as Scott, approached her and asked her to call him a cab before he allegedly grabbed her arm and tried to get her into a vehicle. The woman got away and called for help, police said.
Around 3:30 p.m., deputies received a second call from a woman in the 700 block of Monticello Court who said she was kidnapped from the same shopping center.
The 21-year-old woman said Scott approached her in the Food Lion parking lot, got into the passenger seat of her Chevrolet Traverse, then allegedly pulled out a knife and forced her to drive to a dead end on Sounding Drive, where Scott told her to stop, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
As Scott began to undress, the woman escaped and called 911. Scott fled in her car, police said.
“We can’t predict what would have happened had she not been able to get away,” said Cristie Hopkins, director of media relations for the Sheriff’s Office.
As police were investigating these incidents, they learned about the rape that occurred around 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the area of Willoughby Beach Road, Hopkins said. Details of that incident remain under investigation and were not available Thursday.
Scott was also liked to an Aug. 5 rape, in which a 28-year-old woman said she picked up Scott, whom she did not know, on Fulton Avenue in Baltimore. Scott asked the woman to drive him to the area of Lord Willoughby Way in Edgewood, according to police. Once they arrived, he allegedly displayed a handgun, demanded money and ordered the woman to perform sexual acts, according to police. After he left the car, the woman called 911.
An arrest warrant issued for Scott in Harford County charges him with first- and second-degree rape, third- and fourth-degree sex offense, first- and second-degree assault, handgun in his vehicle and on his person, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, false imprisonment, indecent exposure, theft $100 to $1,500 and armed carjacking.
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No additional details were available from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Thursday.