Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man in Connection with Assault of Woman, Abduction of Child

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On the evening of Saturday, Aug. 28, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies responded to a domestic in progress call located at the 6100 block of Murray Terrace Drive, in Frederick.

Upon responding, deputies found an assaulted 22-year-old female victim who reported that the suspect, Junior Anthony Francis, age 39, of Walkersville, Maryland, committed the assault and took her one-year-old son. Of note, Francis is not the father of the infant.

The extent of the assault included strangulations and multiple apparent injuries on her body. Emergency Medical Services transported her to the Frederick Health Hospital for an overall medical checkup.

Deputies pinged Francis’ cell phone and at approximately 10:40 p.m., within one hour of the initial call, located him in Gaithersburg, Maryland, with the infant who was safe. Deputies transported Francis and the infant back to Frederick, where deputies transported Francis to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. Francis’ charges include 1st- and 2nd- degree assault and abduction of a child under 12-years-old.

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