Update: Suspect Arrested in Shady Grove Area Rape; Charged with Additional Sexual Offenses

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged Mahoumon Todomaey, age 34, of an unconfirmed address, with the first-degree rape of an adult female that occurred in the professional corridor of Shady Grove Road in Rockville yesterday morning (November1).  Todomaey is also being charged with the attempted second-degree rapes of two female victims; those assaults occurred last night in Gaithersburg.

On November 1 at approximately 6:10 a.m., officers responded to the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred along Shady Grove Road between Key West Avenue and Blackwell Road.

The investigation by SVID detectives determined that as the victim was walking to work on the sidewalk of Shady Grove Road, Todomaey approached her from behind, charged her, and knocked her down into a grassy area near Blackwell Road. He placed his hands around the victim’s neck and began to strangle her.  Todomaey sexually assaulted the victim as she fought him and screamed for help.  Two people in an office complex parking lot heard the victim’s screams.  One witness called 911 while the other witness came to the victim’s aid.  The suspect fled.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries sustained during the assault.

Property left by the suspect, to include a soda bottle, was collected as evidence and tested for fingerprints.  Police Department Latent Print Examiners identified the fingerprints on the suspect’s property as belonging to Todomaey.

Investigators obtained a warrant for Todomaey’s arrest charging him with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault.  Todomaey was arrested today (November 2) at approximately 1:40 p.m. as he walked in the area of Route 28 and Muddy Branch Road.  During questioning, Todomaey admitted to committing the rape.  He also admitted to committing two assaults that occurred last night (November 1) and had been reported to the Police Department.

The two assaults occurred in an apartment building parking lot located in the 9800 block of Mahogany Drive in Gaithersburg at approximately 10:07 p.m. on November 1.  The first adult female victim was in the driver’s seat of her locked car when Todomaey repeatedly tried the door handle in an attempt to gain entry to the vehicle.  Todomaey then ran after an adult female who was disposing of her trash in the apartment dumpster and grabbed her. He then fled the area.  During questioning, Todomaey stated that it was his intention to have sexual intercourse with the two victims on Mahogany Drive.  Todomaey has been charged with two counts of attempted second-degree rape and second-degree assault for the Mahogany Drive incident.

Todomaey was transported to the Central Processing Unit for processing.  Bond information is not available at this time.


Mahoumon Todomaey

Three Juvenile Males Charged with Second-Degree Rape in Damascus High School Assaults

Update:  Today, November 2, two additional male juvenile suspects were charged in this case.  One juvenile has been charged with three counts of second-degree rape and one juvenile has been charged with one count of attempted second-degree rape.  Both suspects are Damascus High School students.


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) continue to investigate the report of assaults that occurred at Damascus High School on Wednesday, October 31.

At this time, SVID investigators have charged three juvenile males with two counts of second-degree rape and two counts of attempted second-degree rape.  Four juvenile male victims have been identified.

This investigation has determined that these sexual assaults occurred on Wednesday, October 31, in a Damascus High School male locker room after school dismissal.  The three suspects and four victims are Damascus High School students.

Last night, the juvenile suspects were taken into custody, charged, and processed at the SVID office. All charges are currently being processed through the Maryland juvenile justice system.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5052.


Detectives Investigate Report of Assaults at Damascus High School Involving Students

Today, the Police Department received information regarding the report of an incident involving multiple assaults that occurred at Damascus High School (located at 25921 Ridge Road) on Wednesday, October 31, and involved Damascus High School students.

Because the incident involves allegations that include sexual offenses, this investigation is being conducted by Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) detectives.  Investigators will work to determine if any of the alleged acts in this reported incident rise to the level of a criminal offense.

This is an ongoing investigation.  The Department will release additional information as it is confirmed.



Detectives Investigate Domestic-Related Barricade in Colesville Area; Suspect Charged with First-Degree Assault

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 4th District Investigative Section have arrested and charged Jalen Christopher Marshall, age 25, of the 13500 block of Montvale Drive in Silver Spring, with the first-degree assault of his 72-year-old grandfather.  After assaulting his grandfather, Marshall barricaded himself inside the family’s residence and after approximately five hours of negotiations, Emergency Response Team (ERT) officers forced entry into the home and arrested him.

This morning at approximately 9:05, officers were called to a residence in the 13500 block of Montvale Drive for the report of domestic violence.  Upon responding to the home, officers were met with the 72-year-old victim, who had lacerations to his face.  Marshall, the victim’s grandson, was in the home.  When officers attempted to make contact with Marshall, he exited the home carrying what appeared to be a long rifle and then reentered the home.  (Officers located this weapon during a search of the home and determined that the long barrel replica firearm was a pellet gun.  See photo below).  Marshall exited and reentered the home several times carrying the rifle.  He told officers that he was going to drink bleach.  Emergency Response Team (ERT) officers were called to the scene to begin negotiations in an attempt to have Marshall exit the home peacefully.

While officers were trying to communicate with Marshall, the victim explained to investigators that Marshall, who lives with him and his wife (Marshall’s grandmother), had been acting strangely the past several days.  This morning, as the victim was in the kitchen and Marshall was upstairs, the victim heard a loud commotion coming from the upstairs.  Marshall came downstairs into the kitchen and began yelling at his grandfather.  Marshall punched his grandfather and pushed him to the ground.  While the victim was still on the ground, Marshall struck the victim’s face with a dining room chair.  The victim attempted to call 911 and run away but Marshall pushed him down again.  The victim was able to escape to the outside of the home as Marshall pursued him.  As the victim continued to attempt to get away, Marshall took a machete that he had in his vehicle and attempted to strike the victim.

The victim ran to a neighbor who was outside and the neighbor called 911.  Marshall ran back into the residence.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m., officers forced entry into the home and arrested Marshall. Marshall had used furniture to barricade himself inside of the home. During a search of the home, investigators located an approximately three-foot sword and the replica long gun that Marshall was carrying when he exited the home on several occasions (see photo below).

Marshall was transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree and second-degree assault.  The grandfather was transported by Fire & Rescue personnel to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Jalen Marshall


Weapons seized from home: three-foot sword with sheath (left), replica long gun (right)

Detectives Seek Help from the Public to Identify Suspects Involved in Assaults; Surveillance photos/video Being Released

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 3rd District Investigative Section are asking the public for help to identify the suspects involved in assaults that occurred on September 15 at approximately 5:22 a.m. in the 900 block of Bonifant Street in Silver Spring. Detectives now have surveillance photographs and video of the suspects to release.

Third District officers responded to a call for an assault in progress. The preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle driven by an unknown suspect had attempted to run over several people by intentionally driving on the sidewalk.

It was learned that the suspects had previously been involved in a physical altercation with patrons of the EVA Lounge located at 953 Bonifant Street. From there, one suspect entered a dark grey Honda Accord sedan and drove the vehicle onto the sidewalk of Bonifant Street, striking one adult male victim in the leg. The driver also struck and destroyed parking meters on the sidewalk.  The victim who was struck in the leg did not require medical attention.

The suspect vehicle was last seen turning onto northbound Fenton Street, but was not located by responding officers.

The suspect who drove on the sidewalk (Suspect One) is described as a light-skinned black male, 30 to 40 years old, 6’2″ tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a white T-shirt, white shoes, and khaki pants. Suspect Two is described as a black male, between 25 and 35 years of age, 5’7″ tall with a thin build. He was wearing a grey and black shirt, dark pants, and dark-colored shoes.

Anyone who has information about this incident and/or the identities of the suspects is asked to call the 3rd District Investigative Section at 240-773-6880. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or an indictment for this crime.

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Suspects involved in assaults on Bonifant Street in Silver Spring

Suspects involved in assaults on Bonifant Street in Silver Spring

Suspects involved in assaults on Bonifant Street in Silver Spring

Suspects involved in assaults on Bonifant Street in Silver Spring

Suspects involved in assaults on Bonifant Street in Silver Spring