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Eldersburg Man Assaulted Outside his Home, Police Search for Suspects

Police say two unidentified individuals assaulted a man after attempting to get into his home.

Just before 11 a.m. Monday, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 1900 block of Stillwater Road in Eldersburg to investigate a serious assault, according to a news release. 

Deputies said they found a 57-year-old male bleeding from a head wound. 

According to officers, an unknown male and female approached the victim's residence and asked to use the phone. 

The victim denied the couple access and a few minutes later left his home. As the victim was getting in his car, the two subjects, both armed with unknown weapons, accosted him at his vehicle, demanding that he let them inside his residence, according to an official report.

When he denied them access, both suspects struck the victim on his head. The victim then started to yell for help, at which time the suspects fled on foot. 

Police searched the area with the assistance of the Maryland State Police, however neither suspect was located. The victim was transported to Carroll Hospital Center for treatment of injuries, which are not considered life threating. 

"There is no confirmation that either subject is armed at this time," Sgt. David Stem said. "As with all crimes of this nature, we caution people not to approach any suspects and to contact the police should they see someone matching the description. It is not believed that the suspects are an immediate threat to anyone in the area."

The suspects are described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, mid 20s, wearing a black shirt and black pants; and a black female, approximately 6 feet tall, mid 20s, with black shoulder-length hair and wearing a long yellow dress. 

Anyone with information on this incident or who may have witnessed these subjects walking around the Stillwater Road area is asked to contact Detective Fred Timms of the Major Crimes Section at 410-386-5900 or the TIPS Hotline at 1-888-399-TIPP (8477)

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joanne smyth September 18, 2012 at 01:41 AM
this used to be a safe town, until the baltimore city residents have surfaced.love the description of the suspects that should narrow it down to what 800,000-1million possible suspects.
Concerned Resident September 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Wondering why in the HECK we didn't hear about this via a breaking news alert or something? I was a few blocks away ALL day with doors unlocked, windows open, etc and never heard one word??? They are asking for clues/tips NOW? We didn't even know to watch for anything?
Justice September 18, 2012 at 01:17 PM
It is evident that there should be reason for increased concern regarding the safety in our area. Just be careful that if you follow someoone that looks suspicious you don't end up like George Zimmerman. Gee wonder where all this crime is coming from??!!
Justice September 18, 2012 at 01:18 PM
It is evident that there should be reason for increased concern regarding the safety in our area. Just be careful that if you follow someoone that looks suspicious you don't end up like George Zimmerman. Gee wonder where all this crime is coming from??!!
Concerned Mom September 18, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I agree. We need to be alerted when something of this nature happens. Carroll County has a cable station and they could easily insert an alert across the bottom like they do when schools are closed. I still trying to find out why a CSI van was at a house last Friday, September 7th, located on the corners of Monroe Avenue and Red River Road also in Oklahoma Estates. Does anyone know why they were there for more than 9 hours? Was it also an attempted home invasion?
Dave R. September 18, 2012 at 02:26 PM
A better description would not hurt. Black, mid-twenties isn't very helpful.
Concerned Mom September 18, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I just got this email from a family member of the man who was assulted. Their description does match the description in the article. He was smacked in the head with a gun. He didn't get shot, he got hit two times. Okay, they were both black men and one had a tie-dy shirt and black pants and long stringy hair down 2 his shoulders and the other one had black everything and a black back pack on. Please keep a look out. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! Tell everyone you know.
Daniel September 18, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Get your home protection while you can. If threatened in your home, shoot first and ask questions later. It may save your life. Criminals need to know we are willing to harm them to protect our families! Those who assult with guns need to be shot first! It is probably going to get worse before it gets any better. It will follow the ecomomy.
Concerned Mom September 18, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Sad part is you have to wait until they are in your home. My sister-in-law caught a guy attempting to break into her house via her bedroom window. She ran and got a frying pan and hit him on the head with it. He turned around and pressed charges against her. Turns out he was illegal so the charges were dropped.
JoeEldersburg September 18, 2012 at 05:52 PM
OK, so perhaps Patch and residents should get their stories straight here...according to the Sargeant it was a man and a woman in a yellow dress and it was indeed a gun that the victim was assaulted with. But before we all conclude that crime is out of control in Eldersburg and we need to go out and buy a bunch of guns to protect ourselves from an invasion from Baltimore City, we need to stop and take a breath. Despite the recent extraordinary murder events that were both unique situations, which had nothing with visitors to our community, we need to realize that all crime is actually lower in Carroll County and across the region (and the country). In fact, crimes of opportunity, aka burglary of open homes and vehicles still represent the vast majority of crime in our county and roughly 85% of this is related to drugs. Thefts to support drug habits are the most common and they are not really a function of our struggling economy. Domestic violence is probably the next highest crime statistic in our county. As such the hysteria regarding crime is likely misplaced. Please lock your doors, get to know your neighbors and report any suspicious behavior. Know that if you decide to go out and buy guns to protect yourself, instead of just staying diligent and letting the police do their job, you or a member of your family are more likely to be shot with your own gun, than that of a trespasser.
Concerned Resident September 18, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Thanks for the explanation, Joe. I believe your description of "hysteria" was MUCH exaggerated, however. We couldn't be hysterical! We didn't even know about the problem!!! I wasn't "hysterical" about crime in Eldersburg. I was disturbed that residents weren't notified to be on the lookout. My 14 yo was home from school yesterday, and I allowed him to walk to the library. Had I known about this incident, there's no way I would have allowed him to do that! We deserve to know what's going on. And, while I appreciate all your "facts and figures", I'll take my chances with a gun. I prefer to use that right before our so-called "president" takes it away. Thanks.
joanne welch September 18, 2012 at 07:21 PM
well Joe I am glad you have figures so explain to the gentleman who could have been killed how crime is low in carroll county and that he was assaulted only because the thugs needed drugs,there seems to be NO respect for human life anymore,it's time to protect ourselves because the laws and police will not.
Daniel September 18, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Doesnt matter who it is or why they are doing it...come in my home and threaten my family with a gun you will be shot! Then I will ask specifics as I dial 911 to clean up the mess! Criminals need to know this.
Newtotheburg September 18, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Kate, You might want to reconsider your post. Your name, address, and the fact that you're alone (also what kind of security you're using) are now available to the public. Not hard to figure out your boyfriends info either, think OPSEC.
Daniel September 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Kate, Newtotheburg is correct. You can remove you post by clicking delete in upper right corner of your post. Thanks New.........
Kate Everhard September 19, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Ahhh ok I did not know that thank you so much!!!
Daniel September 19, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Kate, You may also consider not publishing your full name for safety/security. You can go to your profile and change the name that is displayed on the post. You can make it whatever you want, first name only, or a name of any choice such as a family pets name. Full names, addresses, phone and other account #"s, anything of a private nature should be private for your safety. Dont want to alarm you but crime has gone "high tech". Be safe :-)
Jack September 19, 2012 at 07:26 PM
If they're in your house shoot them and make sure they're dead so there is only one story. If they're outside of your house do the same thing but drag them inside before the cops show up or they'll arrest you.

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