Monday, August 18, 2014

Suspect Charged in Rape Case

Lexington Park, Maryland - On August 16, 2014, Sheriff’s Office Patrol units responded to a private residence for the report of a sexual assault. Deputies arrived on the scene and made contact with an acquaintance (witness) of the victim who stated the adult female victim had been transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.  Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were contacted, responded to the hospital, and assumed the investigation.

Detectives determined the female victim and a friend (witness) had been at a local bar where they met three males.  The victim and her friend (witness) left the bar with the three males and went to an apartment on Hilton Drive in Lexington Park.  Upon arriving at the apartment the victim was provided a glass of wine by the suspect. The victim subsequently passed out.   A short time later, the witness was unable to locate the victim and began checking the residence.  The witness attempted to check a bedroom but discovered the door had been locked.  After yelling the victim’s name several times and attempting to open the door, the suspect exited the room. The witness entered the room and discovered the victim unresponsive and her clothing removed.

During an interview with detectives, the victim recalled drinking a glass of wine before feeling her body become heavy and then everything went dark. She did not recall anything else until she heard her friend yelling her name.
Detectives executed a search and seizure warrant at the residence where the incident occurred and recovered several items of evidence.  The suspect, identified as Omni A. Wallace, age 31 of Lexington Park, Maryland, was later located and placed under arrest.  Omni was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, charged with 2nd Degree Rape and incarcerated on a $35,000 bond.  Omni posted bond and was subsequently released from commitment. 
Omni A. Wallace

Captain Terry L. Black
Criminal Investigations Division
301-475-4200 Ext. 1925