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Man charged with abducting his former girlfriend Police find woman uninjured, arrest suspect


A man has been charged with arguing with his former girlfriend in her Glenwood home yesterday morning, then abducting her when she refused to discuss their breakup, Howard County police said.

Police later found the two at a mutual friend's home in Cooksville.

Floyd Strader, 20, of no fixed address was charged with assault and battery, kidnapping and false imprisonment. He was being held at Howard County police headquarters in Ellicott City and was scheduled to appear before a Howard County District Court commissioner for a bail hearing last night, police said.

The victim, Karen Lynn Weishaar, 19, of the 2100 block of McKendree Road, was not injured.

Police said Mr. Strader went to Ms. Weishaar's home about 10:15 a.m. yesterday, intending to talk with her about the couple's split. When she refused, they said, he put her into his 1986 Subaru and drove off. The victim's grandmother, who was at the woman's home at the time, called police, and officers began searching for the two. By 12:30 p.m., the police investigation led them to a home in the 14400 block of Frederick Road, where they found the pair.

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