From the Anne Arundel County Police Department:
On July 26, 2010, at approximately 4:21 a.m., officers from the Western District responded to a residence in the 7700 block of Pinyon Road in Hanover for a report of a home invasion.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with a male resident, who advised that he received a knock at the door and let a male subject into the residence working under the assumption that he was a friend of a female victim, who was staying at that residence. The male resident went back downstairs and he then heard multiple suspects inside of the residence demanding to locate the female victim. At a certain point, the male resident relayed that he heard an altercation between a second male resident and three male suspects. During that altercation, the second male resident, a 17-year-old acquaintance to the female victim, was assaulted at gunpoint by one of the suspects, Roy Albert Thomas, 26, of no fixed address. Next, all three suspects forcefully removed the female victim, Sherry Anne Lane, 26, of that address, and placed her into a vehicle parked outside of the residence.
Another female resident awoke to the sounds of the female victim screaming and made her way to a window, where she saw the three suspects force the victim into the vehicle.
Detectives from the Major Crimes Section responded to the residence to assume responsibility for the investigation. At this time, the incident is believed to be domestic in nature and one of the suspects, Roy Thomas, an ex-boyfriend of the female victim, targeted her in this incident. Further information revealed that Thomas had physically assaulted the female victim in the past and had made verbal threats against her within the last week.
All three of these suspects are to be considered armed and extremely dangerous. The female victim is described as a 26-year-old white female, approximately 5’3”, 135 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of the suspects or the victim, they are urged to contact Detective Mangold at 410-222-3458 or immediately dial 911.
- Suspect #1: Roy Albert Thomas, 26, of no fixed address. He is described as a white male, approximately 5’3”, 150 pounds, with short blonde hair and a thin, blonde goatee, blue eyes, a tattoo on the side of his neck, last seen wearing a tan, button down shirt and pants.
- Suspect #2: White male in his mid 20’s, approximately 6’1” with a thin build and tattoos all over his arms and last seen wearing a white t-shirt.
Suspect #3: White male in his mid 20’s, approximately 5’11”-6’0” with brown hair, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jean shorts.