Escaped sex offender charged with rape, other offenses
CENTREVILLE — An escaped convict and registered sex offender is charged with raping an acquaintance in Queen Anne’s County on Tuesday, June 27.
Deputies from the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office responded Wednesday, June 28, to the emergency room at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown for a report of a sex assault of a woman occurring the day before.
The woman had visible injuries to her head and neck, bruises to her side, cuts on her legs and a black eye, police said.
She told deputies she had been at the Courtyard Inn on Church Hill Road near Chestertown with a man she had known for a couple of months. She said she knew the man as Simon Gray but had recently found out his real name was Jeff Kindle.
The woman said she had argued with Kindle and left, going to her apartment in Chestertown. A little while later, Kindle arrived at her apartment, forced her into a car and drove back to the Courtyard Inn, where he tried to force her in a room, according to the police report.
Unable to get her into a room, he forced her back in the car and drove to a location on Leverage Road in northern Queen Anne’s County, police said.
The woman told deputies she was dragged into woods where Kindle allegedly forced her to the ground and began to hit her in the face and kick her in the side. Her clothes were ripped as Kindle began to assault her, she said.
The woman said she didn’t remember how she got home, but she ran to a friend’s home who called the police.
Charges were issued for the arrest of Jeffrey Ronald Kindle, 36, of Chestertown for first- and second-degree rape, four counts of sex offenses, perverted practice, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment, use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure and malicious destruction of property.
Chestertown Police located Kindle as he was walking in the hospital parking lot on Wednesday and arrested him. Sheriff’s detectives responded and brought Kindle back to Queen Anne’s County for processing.
Police learned Kindle was wanted for escape from the Morris Community Corrections facility in Delaware, and he also is a registered sex offender in Delaware for a 2001 fourth-degree rape of a victim under age 16, according to Lt. Dale Patrick, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.
A district court commissioner ordered Kindle held without bail at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.
JEFFREY RONALD KINDLE