A Middle River man was arrested Thursday and charged in the 1987 rape of a woman in Dundalk after evidence from the case was linked to DNA in a statewide database for convicted felons, Baltimore County police said yesterday.
Darrell Gene Haynes, 45, of the 2100 block of Oakland Road is a registered child sex offender who had submitted a DNA sample to the Combined DNA Index System, a statewide database, police said.
Haynes was not a suspect in the original investigation of the Oct. 30, 1987, rape on Dunmanway, police said. A 21-year-old woman was smoking a cigarette outside a Halloween party when a man walked up, showed her a gun, forced her into a nearby ditch and raped her, police said.
The man told her he was a police officer and said no one would believe her if she reported the crime. She nevertheless reported it, police said.
Haynes was arrested without incident at his workplace, police said. He was being held without bail yesterday at the Baltimore County Detention Center.