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Taneytown resident charged in March attack in Kentucky


A 23-year-old Taneytown man was arrested by Police Chief Melvin Diggs, the FBI and other authorities at his home Monday and charged with assaulting and shooting a woman in Richmond, Ky., last month.

Mark Nelson Kelly of the 100 block of Grand Drive was arrested without incident about 11:15 a.m., Chief Diggs said.

He said the law enforcement officials entered the man's house, determined that he was sleeping on the second floor and ordered him to come down with his hands up.

The man came to the top of the stairway, saw FBI agents, two Baltimore fugitive squad officers and a Kentucky state trooper, all armed, and came downstairs to surrender, the chief said.

The victim, Tammy Little, was shot during an assault that occurred over two days in mid-March at her home.

Ms. Little was wounded in the back of the head before her assailant fled, authorities said.

Mr. Kelly, who was wanted on a warrant issued in Kentucky, was charged with attempted murder, robbery, assault and a fugitive count.

In a hearing later Monday, Carroll District Judge Donald M. Smith ordered Mr. Kelly held without bail pending extradition proceedings.

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