EAST NEW MARKET, Md. - An East New Market man is behind bars after Police say he attempted to rape a woman in her bedroom.
Maryland State Police says around 3:00 AM on Friday morning, their Easton barrack received a call about an attempted rape in the 5600 block of Belle Aire Road in East New Market. Troopers arrived on scene, along with Deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office to find Charles Donovan.
An investigation reportedly revealed that Donovan had entered the home, went into the bedroom, and stood over a sleeping 67-year-old woman. When the woman woke up, he put his hand over her mouth and nose, but she was able to get free and call authorities, according to the report.
The suspect reportedly fled, but was caught when Troopers and Deputies arrived on scene. Police say that the victim had previously known Donovan.
The suspect was charged with attempted 2nd degree rape, 1st, 3rd and 4th degree burglary, 2nd degree assault, and false imprisonment common law. Donovan is being held on $75,000 bond.