Montgomery police arrest man in teacher carjacking
Montgomery County detectives have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with the carjacking and kidnapping of a D.C. teacher.
Jeremiah Juwley, of the 14200 block of Georgia Avenue, in the Aspen Hill area of Silver Spring, was charged with one count of first degree assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of robbery, police said.
He was being held this morning at the county's Detention Center on a $1 million bond. A bond review hearing is set for tomorrow, police said.
Police and other sources said the victim is a teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest. A juvenile, who is a student of the teacher's, also is in custody in the District.
The abduction occurred early Saturday in the Adams Morgan area of Northwest Washington, and the woman escaped about an hour later in the Wheaton area of Montgomery County, according to accounts provided by police in the two jurisdictions.
A D.C. police spokeswoman said the woman was abducted about 3:45 a.m. from near Columbia and Quarry roads NW, in the Adams Morgan area. The woman apparently holds a part-time job in that area, The woman was forced into her own vehicle and was taken to Montgomery. While there, the 30-year-old victim was forced to withdraw money from an ATM.
Then, police said, she was forced to drive to an area near Bel Pre Road and Georgia Avenue. There, she was able to escape and flag down a passing vehicle.
Police said that her vehicle was found in that area.
The woman was taken to a hospital where she was treated for injuries described as minor. She was then released, the police said.
-- Dan Morse and Martin Weil
April 20, 2010; 11:28 AM ET
Categories: Dan Morse , Martin Weil , Maryland , Montgomery
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