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D.C. Man Indicted on Federal Kidnapping Charge in Maryland

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Allegedly Ordered the Victim to Drive from D.C. to Maryland

Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted Kyrie Rashaud Thompson, age 25, of Washington, D.C., on a federal kidnapping charge.  The indictment was filed on December 18, 2019. 

The federal charge was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and Acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan of the U.S. Park Police.

According to the one-count indictment and other court documents, on September 22, 2019, Thompson kidnapped an individual, forcing the victim to drive from the District of Columbia to Maryland.  Court documents allege that Thompson threatened and assaulted the victim.

If convicted, Thompson faces a maximum sentence of life in federal prison.  Thompson has an initial appearance scheduled in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, on December 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.  Thompson is currently detained.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt.  An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings. 

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the U.S. Park Police for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leah B. Grossi and Hollis R. Weisman, who are prosecuting the case.

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Marcia Murphy
(410) 209-4854

Updated December 20, 2019