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Man charged with kidnapping

An Owings man was charged Wednesday with kidnapping his estranged wife at gunpoint outside her workplace, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police said Anthony Corrado, 41, of 1750 Fowler Road, was brandishing a sawed-off shotgun when he forced his 41-year-old wife, Elizabeth Jane Corrado, into a car in a Crofton parking lot outside the bank where she is employed.

After witnesses called police, officers canvassed the area and immediately found the vehicle.

Corrado was charged with kidnapping, first- and second-degree assault, false imprisonment, reckless endangerment, violation of a protective order, witness retaliation and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure. The victim suffered minor injuries.

Court records show Corrado was ordered to stay away from his wife July 9. On Tuesday, the day before the alleged kidnapping, Corrado was charged with eight counts of violating the protective order and one count of stalking.

Severn woman victim of carjacking

A woman was carjacked Wednesday night by three other women in Severn, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim told police she was driving on Severn Road near Ridge Road about 10:30 p.m. when she was flagged down by a woman who said her SUV had broken down. The victim said two other women got out of the disabled vehicle, attacked her, took her car keys and drove off.

Man arrested on drug charges

A Pasadena man was arrested Wednesday on drug charges following a two-month investigation by the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

Officers searching the Wanda Road home of John Mayo, 57, seized 39 grams of suspected cocaine worth about $3,900 and $28,000 in cash, along with a digital scale. Mayo was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia.

Man robbed of jewelry, phone

A man was robbed by three men about 4 a.m. yesterday while walking down Brookwood Road in Baltimore, Anne Arundel County police said. Two of the men restrained him while the third took his cell phone, necklace and watch. The suspects then fled westbound on Townsend Avenue toward Ritchie Highway, police said.

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