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Date: Jul 30, 2020

Photos of Brandon Saunders, charged in Baltimore County and Baltimore City rape cases.Baltimore County Police have been extensively investigating a rape that occurred last year in the parking lot of Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Road, 21286. An arrest warrant was obtained exactly a year to the date of the offense. Brandon Saunders, 29 years old, from the 3900 block of Eierman Avenue, 21206 was arrested at his home without incident on July 29. He is charged with first degree rape and first degree assault. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $200,000 bail. Baltimore City police have an arrest warrant for Saunders based on a collaborative investigation for a rape that occurred in Baltimore City in October of 2019. Saunders has a $20,000 bail in the City case.

On July 28, 2019 the victim told police that she was in Baltimore City and needed a ride to a family member’s house after she had an argument with a friend. She had been waiting for a bus when the suspect made contact with her. He offered to take her where she needed to go. As they were in the car, she noticed the suspect was not going in the right direction. When the victim asked the suspect where they were going, he assaulted her inside the car. Suspect Saunders drove the victim to a secluded parking lot to the rear of Loch Raven High School where he brutally raped and attacked her. He constantly threatened to kill her and at times she lost consciousness during the attack. She was finally able to escape and ran towards Interstate 695 in hopes of flagging someone down since it was around 4:30 a.m. A passerby saw the victim walking along the shoulder of I-695 disheveled and bloodied from the attack and called 911.

Detectives Believe There May Be More Victims

During the investigation, many evidentiary techniques were used and information started to lead detectives to Suspect Saunders. Once they realized he lived in Baltimore City, the detectives reached out to the Baltimore City detectives and they started looking at similarities in other rape cases. A common thread linked suspect Saunders to another rape in Baltimore City.

Collage of stock photos and actual photo of vehicles used by Brandon Saunders in rape cases.The BCoPD is also releasing a photo and stock photos of the vehicles that Brandon Saunders operated. Descriptions of those vehicles are below.

  • 1999 Blue Mercury Grand Marquis (stock photo)
  • 2001 Silver Oldsmobile Alero (stock photo)
  • 2003 black Chevy Malibu (photo of his black Malibu has stock black rims; the stock photo of the second Malibu has aluminum rims)

Both Baltimore County and Baltimore City detectives believe there may be more victims and have released the booking photo along with the vehicles that belong to suspect Saunders. If you or anyone you know has more information on this case or others, you are asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Baltimore City detectives at 410-396-2076.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

UPDATE (July 31, 2020 2:56 p.m.):

On July 23 just before 6 p.m., the victim drove to the Woodlawn Police Precinct in the 6400 block of Woodlawn Drive, 21207 and told police he was shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim drove up to the Bank of America drive-thru when the suspect drove quickly around the victim, cutting him off. This resulted in a dispute that led to the suspect exiting his vehicle and shooting the victim. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arriving.

Robert Graf Jr. (37) of the 2500 block of Quince Court, 20754 was arrested and charged with attempted first and second-degree assault, first and second-degree assault, use of a firearm to commit a crime of violence and various other weapon related charges. He has since been released from the Baltimore County Detention Center on his own recognizance after a bail hearing review.

Original (July 24, 2020 6:38 p.m.):

Man Hospitalized After Being Shot In Gwynn Oak Last Night

Baltimore County Police investigate a shooting in Gwynn Oak last night that left one man injured.

Just before 6 p.m., an adult male drove to the Woodlawn Police Precinct in the 6400 block of Woodlawn Drive, 21207 and told police he was shot. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his upper body while in the 6400 block of Security Boulevard, 21207. The victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting and ask anyone who may have additional information to call 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017