Golf instructor held on bond in attack on Taylorsville woman


A golf instructor at a Washington golf course was arrested Friday and held in the Carroll County Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bond on charges tied to an attack on a Taylorsville woman in her home Thursday.

The man, whose description had been broadcast by police after the attack, was seen by state police Tfc. Carol Dorn about 8 a.m. Friday as he was driving a minivan on Sams Creek Road, near the 4000 block of Route 27 where the attack occurred.

Troopers stopped the van at West Middle School in Westminster and arrested the suspect. A white baseball cap, similar to the one worn by the assailant, was found in the van, and the man was wearing some clothing described by the victim.

The victim told police that when she had answered a knock on her front door about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a man told her he had lost his dog and asked to use her telephone.

The intruder grabbed her, told her he had a gun and attempted to force a sock into her mouth, police said. Troopers said the woman, who was not injured, struggled with the man and he suddenly fled the house.

Barry Lee Loman, 31, of the 3200 block Kimberly Drive, Mount Airy, was arrested on battery and burglary charges. Investigators told a District Court commissioner he is a golf professional at East Potomac Park golf course in Washington.

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