Richmond Times-Dispatch

Md. man indicted in Henrico carjacking

- — Frank Green

A Maryland man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Richmond in connection with the kidnapping and carjacking of a woman in Henrico County last year.

Wednesday’s indictment alleges that Devon Allen Odell Scott, 38, traveled from Maryland to Virginia on Sept. 18, 2019, and abducted a woman for the purpose of robbing and sexually assaulting her. The resident of Edgewood, Md., is accused of forcibly carjacking the woman’s vehicle with the intent to cause death and serious bodily harm.

If convicted, he faces a maximum of life in prison.

No further informatio­n about the crime was available Wednesday. Online records indicate that Scott was being held in the Jessup Correction­al Institutio­n in Maryland.

It was unclear when his first appearance will be in Richmond.

According to the U.S. attorney’s office, the case is part of Project Safe Neighborho­ods, which is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s efforts to reduce violent crime.

Assistant U.S. attorneys Thomas A. Garnett and Peter S. Duffey are prosecutin­g the case.

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